Pale Moon

紙の月 (Kami no tsuki)

London Premiere

Set in the mid-1990s, shortly after the burst of Japan’s economic bubble, ordinary housewife and bank employee Rika (played by award-winning actress, Rie Miyazawa) turns to a life of crime by embezzling money from clients’ accounts in order to please her younger lover, college student Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu). What begins as a few yen soon spirals into large sums of money and while it looks like Rika will get away scot-free, one eagle-eyed bank supervisor has her suspicions.

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Mitsuyo Kakuta, this mischievous dark drama is directed by one of Japan’s most exciting filmmakers, Daihachi Yoshida (Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers, The Kirishima Thing) and captures the depths one will go to get what they truly desire. The film won Best Actress at 2015 Japanese Academy Awards and the Audience Award and Best Actress following its world premiere at 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival.


監督: 吉田大八
出演: 宮沢りえ、池松壮亮、小林聡美

Distributor: Shochiku

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Starring: Rie Miyazawa, Sosuke Ikematsu, Satomi Kobayashi
2014, 126 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

3 February 2017

4 February 2017

Queen's Film Theatre
5 February 2017

11 February 2017

Showroom Cinema
14 February 2017

Eden Court
2 March 2017

Phoenix Leicester
11 March 2017

21 March 2017

Midlands Arts Centre
28 March 2017

Exeter Phoenix
29 March 2017

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