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Asako I & II

寝ても覚めても

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Description

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. 

Festival Accolades:

  • Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Actor (HIGASHIDE Masahiro), Best Supporting Actress (ITO Sairi), & Best Newcomer (KARATA Erika), 40th Yokohama Film Festival

Schedule

Day Time Cinema Format
9 Oct 2021, Saturday 4pm Oldham Theatre Physical Screening

Details

Year: 2018
Runtime: 119 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Rating:  

Directed by

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Starring

HIGASHIDE Masahiro, KARATA Erika, SETO Koji, YAMASHITA Rio