This is My Place
Carving out a sense of existence and belonging in Japanese Cinema
(Online Special - Free to view)
19 February to 10 March 2021
Shape of Red
At first glance, Toko (Kaho) leads an enviable life, having attained everything society has taught her she should want to be happy – a successful husband, an adorable daughter, a luxurious home. But beneath the veneer of her picture-perfect life, Toko harbours a feeling of emptiness. Then, a chance encounter with a former lover, Kurata (TSUMABUKI Satoshi), awakens a deep longing in her and she throws herself into an intense and passionate affair, while also taking steps to regain her independence as a woman by starting to work again. Toko is set on this new path of self-rediscovery but Kurata is hiding a secret that could prove their undoing.
Director of Dear Etranger (screened as part of JFTFP19 with a special appearance), MISHIMA Yukiko returns once again with a contemplative portrait of female self-assertion against social restraints and expectations imposed by traditional gender roles. Adapted from Naoki Prize-winning novel by Rio Shimamoto.
2020/123 min/English Subtitles
Friday, 19 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Saturday, 6 March from 10:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Director: MISHIMA Yukiko
Cast: Kaho, TSUMABUKI Satoshi