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Double Bill: Touching the Skin of Eeriness + Heaven is Still Far Away

Schedule

Day Time Cinema Format
10 Oct 2021, Sunday 2pm Oldham Theatre Physical Screening

Details

Runtime: 89 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama

Directed by

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Touching the Skin of Eeriness

不気味なものの肌に触れる

Description

After the death of his father, Chihiro (SOMETANI Shota) lives with his older half-brother Togo (SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko). Although Togo and his girlfriend Satomi (SETO Natsumi) warmly welcome him, Chihiro’s loneliness lingers, and he becomes engrossed in practicing a strange improvisational dance with his classmate, Naoya (ISHIDA Hoshi). When Naoya’s girlfriend breaks up with him, a series of events are set in motion, leading to tragic consequences.

A prequel to an as-yet-unreleased project known as “Floods”, “Touching the Skin of Eeriness” is a haunting mystery dominated by enigmatic dialogue and captivating movement.

Details

Year: 2013
Runtime: 54 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: TBA

Directed by

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Starring

SOMETANI Shota, SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, ISHIDA Hoshi, MURAKAMI Jun, SETO Natsumi

Heaven is Still Far Away

天国はまだ遠い

Description

Yuzo (OKABE Nao), a censorship mosaic editor for pornography videos, lives in an apartment with high schooler Mitsuki (OGAWA An) with whom he shares a peculiar companionship. When Satsuki (Hyunri), a documentarian, reaches out to Yuzo regarding a film she intends to make about the death of her sister, the true nature of Yuzo and Mitsuki’s relationship is revealed.

A short piece originally made as a reward for those who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign for “Happy Hour” (2015), HAMAGUCHI describes “Heaven Is Still Far Away” as “[his] first ghost story”.

Details

Year: 2016
Runtime: 35 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Rating: TBA

Directed by

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Starring

OKABE Nao, OGAWA An, Hyunri