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Aristocrats

あのこは貴族

©︎Mariko Yamauchi/SHUEISHA, “Aristocrats” Film Partners

Description

This sophisticated, layered book adaptation by Japanese director SODE Yukiko shows contemporary Tokyo from the differing perspectives of two women. SODE manages to beautifully deconstruct the typical woman-meets-man story by placing the emphasis on solidarity, identity, background and class.

A love triangle involves an aristocratic lawyer and two women – Hanako (KADOWAKI Mugi) is a wealthy Tokyoite while Miki (MIZUHARA Kiko) is a college dropout working two jobs. Director SODE Yukiko chooses to highlight the commonality between two polar opposites – the need to fulfil the unspoken traditional expectations of women in modern Japan. Gently dissecting the nuances of class division with sparing sentiments, and what is left is the undeniable truth that there is no escape from the formality of marriage. But maybe happiness can be found elsewhere.

Festival Accolades: 

  • Tokyo International Film Festival Official selection 2020

Schedule

Day Time Cinema Format
9 Oct 2021, Saturday 8pm The Projector Physical screening
13 Oct 2021, Wednesday 8pm The Projector Physical screening
16 Oct 2021, Saturday 8pm The Projector Physical screening
22 Oct 2021, Friday 8pm The Projector Physical screening

Details

Year: 2020
Runtime: 124 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Rating:  

Directed by

SODE Yukiko

Starring

KADOWAKI Mugi, MIZUHARA Kiko, KORA Kengo, ISHIBASHI Shizuka, YAMASHITA Rio