Asako I & II
In her hometown Osaka, the wide-eyed Asako (KARATA Erika) experiences her first love with the enigmatic Baku (HIGASHIDE Masahiro). One day, he mysteriously disappears from her life. 2 years later, in Tokyo, Asako begins dating Ryohei (HIGASHIDE Masahiro) who is the spitting image of Baku. Together they build a life of romance and joy that starts to unravel as traces of the past begin to resurface.
Based on a novel of the same name by Tomoka Shibasaki, Asako I & II, HAMAGUCHI adopts more conventional tropes of romance and drama genres, whilst balancing darker, uncanny undertones.
- Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Actor (HIGASHIDE Masahiro), Best Supporting Actress (ITO Sairi), & Best Newcomer (KARATA Erika), 40th Yokohama Film Festival
|9 Oct 2021, Saturday||4pm||Oldham Theatre||Physical Screening|
HIGASHIDE Masahiro, KARATA Erika, SETO Koji, YAMASHITA Rio