Film


Tsuyukusa

Dir: HIRAYAMA Hideyuki
Cast: KOBAYASHI Satomi, MATSUSHIGE Yutaka, HIRAIWA Kami
95mins   2022   Japan   12A   Japanese    Subtitled   

Part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023

(Tsuyukusa, ツユクサ)

Forty-nine-year-old Fumi (KOBAYASHI Satomi) lives in a small seaside town located on the coast of the beautiful Izu Peninsula. She spends her time relaxing with her like-minded co-workers and hanging out with her younger best friend-(a co-worker’s son who is obsessed with astronomy). However, we see underlying glimpses of sorrow in Fumi, hinting at the reasons she lives alone.

One day, Fumi happens to see a man about her age (MATSUSHIGE Yutaka) playing a tune using a leaf as an instrument. Both bearing their own scars, the two gradually become attached to each other. Fumi is hit by a meteorite - a rare one in one hundred million occurrence – and sees this as a sign of good luck. She takes on the pursuit of new happiness. Will she find success?

Image: © 2022 “Tsuyukusa” Film Partners

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Showtimes


Mon 27 February

18:00