Releases: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (偶然と想像 / Guzen to Sozo) (2021)

08th October 2021
Friday

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

Featuring critically-acclaimed films and festival favourites, Releases is dedicated to screening the best and most promising of contemporary Asian cinema.

Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy is one of two critically-acclaimed films released in 2021 by rising Japanese auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, be the first in Southeast Asia to catch this triptych of stories at Oldham Theatre this October/November.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE
Alternative Title: 偶然と想像
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Runtime: 121 minutes
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Rating: M18 (Sexual References and Some Homosexual Content)

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Awards

SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE
Berlin International Film Festival 2021

Full Synopsis

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. 

Meiko is startled when she realises that the man whom her best friend is starting to have feelings for, is her ex; Nao aids her lover Sasaki in a cunning revenge against his college professor, while Natsuko encounters a woman who appears to be from her past, leading the two to confess feelings they have harboured in their hearts. 

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy is a three-part anthology film, featuring stories about the complexities of relationships, told through the coincidences that happen in the lives of women in love.


Showtimes

Friday, 8 October 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 24 October 2021, 2pm
Saturday, 30 October 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 7 November 2021, 5pm
Saturday, 13 November, 2021, 4pm

Oldham Theatre’s opening hours

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, 23 September 2021.

Friends of AFA members may select the “Friends of AFA” option and enter your membership number if you wish to redeem your remaining complimentary tickets.

For further assistance, please contact us at ticketing@asianfilmarchive.org 


Important Notice:
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