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Happy Hour

ハッピーアワー

2015 NEOPA Inc.

Description

Happy Hour” follows four friends – married and in their late-30s – as they navigate the ebbs and flows of life in the seaside city of Kobe. As one of them enters into a divorce, it creates a schism in the friendship and each individual must face the unresolved tensions in their own relationships.

The idea for “Happy Hour” emerged from an acting workshop that HAMAGUCHI ran in Kobe from 2013-2014, where he met the four women who would form the film’s main cast and later win a shared best actress award for their ensemble performance at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival.

Festival Accolades: 

  • Best Actress (TANAKA Sachie, KIKUCHI Hazuki, MIHARA Maiko, KAWAMURA Rira), & Special Mention (Screenplay), Locarno Film Festival 2015

Schedule

Day Time Cinema Format
16 Oct 2021, Saturday 2pm Oldham Theatre Physical Screening

Details

Year: 2015
Runtime: 317 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Rating:   Some Mature Content

Directed by

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Starring

TANAKA Sachie, KIKUCHI Hazuki, MIHARA Maiko, KAWAMURA Rira