Part of the 2018 season: (Un)true Colours

Oh Lucy!

Director Atsuko Hirayanagi

Cast Cast: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Koji Yakusho, Shori Kutsuna

(Oh Lucy!, オー・ルーシー!)

Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) is a 55-year-old office drone, depressed, lovelorn and chain-smoking her way to an early grave. One day, Setsuko finds salvation in the form of John, a teacher in a run-down Tokyo English school who has a rather unorthodox approach to education which includes giving Setsuko the English name “Lucy”. Knowing that John has abruptly left Tokyo to return home, Setsuko sets off to the States on a journey of discovery…

An East-meets-West comedy by Atsuko Hirayanagi premiered at Cannes Critic Week features star-studded cast including Shinobu Terajima and American actor Josh Hartnett.

2017/95 min/English Subtitles



満たされない日々を過ごしていた40代独身OL の節子は、あるきっかけで怪しげな英会話教室に通いだす。米国人講師のジョンに、金髪のカツラとルーシーという名前を与えられた節子は、授業中は明るくフレンドリーな「米国人ルーシー」として振る舞うよう言われる。ルーシーを演じるうちに、次第に本来の自分を再発見していく40代女性の等身大の姿を、コミカルに描いたドラマ。

監督: 平柳敦子
出演: 寺島しのぶ、ジョシュ・ハートネット、南果歩

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)


Past screenings