Mika (ISHIBASHI Shizuka) works as a nurse by day and at a girls’ bar by night. Feeling chronic anxiety, Mika constantly deals with death and dying people daily. Meanwhile, Shinji (IKEMATSU Sosuke) is almost blind in one eye and lives from hand to mouth as a construction worker. Though surrounded by co-workers, Shinji is possessed by an inexplicable loneliness and uneasiness. The two young people lead vulnerable existences, and are constantly subject to solitude. They happen to meet each other under the Tokyo night sky and from then on keep crossing paths. Set in Tokyo in 2017, a place where oft-repeated words are losing their gravity, emptiness and hope overlap, and loneliness and love co-exist.
Director ISHII Yuya (The Great Passage) draws on a collection of poems of the same title by noted poet, SAIHATE Tahi, and captures the indescribable tremor of emotions of two young people living in a corner of Tokyo. ISHII presents a stylish romance by using experimental images along with distinct lines of dialogue quoted from the poems.
© 2017 “THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE” Film Partners
- ICA Friday 3 February, 20:50
- ICA Tuesday 7 February, 20:45
- Howard Theatre, Downing College (Panorama Journal) Sunday 19 March, 15:30