A new film by director Hamaguchi Ryûsuke stars Nishijima Hidetoshi, Miura Tôko, and Kirishima Reika. It opens in NYC on Wednesday, November 24, to be followed by a national roll-out in the U.S.
New York 2021 Review: WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, A Delightful Triptych of Coincidences and Do-Overs
Maybe it's the Covid time thing, but there is a pleasure seeing characters just talking to each other at length in Hamaguchi's delicately written dialog. It's one of those films you want to see it again immediately after finishing it.
Based on a short story by famed Japanese author Murakami HarukI, from the collections Men Without Women, the film is a skillfully adapted and directed tale of human connection and redemption.