Birds Without Names

(Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi, 彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち)

Towako lives with Jinji, 15 years her senior, an uncouth man she doesn’t love. Despite Jinji’s selfless devotion Towako never gives anything in return. Instead, Towako cannot forget her ex-boyfriend Kurosakai (Yutaka Takenouchi) and even sleeps with other men who evoke memories of him. One day a policeman arrives at her door, revealing that Kurosaki has been missing for five years.

A gripping adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s award-winning mystery novel and featuring sublime performances by leads Yu Aoi and Sadawo Abe, Kazuya Shiraishi masterfully directs this visceral tale of lust and redemption following the twisted and loveless relationships.

2017/123 min/English Subtitles

 

彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち

いやな女、下劣な男、観る者に共感より不快感を抱かせる4人の登場人物たちが、やがて究極の愛を紡ぎだすミステリアスな人間ドラマ。15歳年上の陣治と暮らしながらも昔別れた恋人の黒崎が忘れられない十和子。やがて黒崎の面影を持つ新たな男性と関係を持ち始めた十和子に、嫉妬に狂った陣治が迫っていた。沼田まほかるの同名ベストセラーを映画化。

監督: 白石和彌
出演: 蒼井優、阿部サダヲ、松坂桃李

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

 

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Cast: Yu Aoi, Sadao Abe, Tori Matsuzaka, Yutaka Takenouchi

Showing at:

ICA
4 February 2018

Firstsite
9 February 2018

HOME
12 February 2018

Watershed
13 February 2018

Exeter Phoenix
27 February 2018

Depot
6 March 2018

Filmhouse
8 March 2018