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Wheel Of Fortunate And Fantasy

Wheel Of Fortunate And Fantasy

Original Name: Guzen To Sozo
English Name: Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
Year: 2021
Run time: 121 min
Language: Japanese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Japan
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Producer: Satoshi Takata
Cast: Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima, Hyunri, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Katsuki Mori, Shouma Kai, Fusako Urabe,
Aoba Kawai Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cinematographer: Yukiko Iioka
Editor: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sound Designer: Akihiko Suzuki
Music Composer: Robert Schumann
Costume Designer: Fuminori Usui
Production Designer: Masato Nunobe
Production Company: Neopa Inc, Fictive LLC
World Sales: m-appeal
World Sales Phone: +49 30 61 10 71 49
World Sales Email: sales@m-appeal.com

Festivals:

  • Berlin IFF 2021
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2021
  • San Sebastián FF 2021
  • BFI London IFF 2021
  • IFF India 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Asako I & II
  • 2015 Happy Hour
  • 2012 Intimacies
  • 2011 Sound of Waves
  • 2010 The Depths
  • 2008 Passion

Director’s Biography:

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he worked in the film industry for a few years before entering the graduate film programme at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation film, Passion, screened at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2008. His 317-minute opus Happy Hour premiered at Locarno FF and went on to screen and win awards at numerous film festivals. Asako I & II was selected for the competition at Cannes FF in 2018. He also wrote the screenplay for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy, which won the Silver Lion at Venice FF in 2020.

Synopsis:

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap, and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. These are the stories about the complexities of relationships, told through coincidences that happen in the lives of women in love.


Episode 1: Magic (or Something Less Assuring)

When Meiko realizes that the man her best friend has talked about as "hitting on her" is her ex- boyfriend, she wonders what she should do.

Episode 2: Door Wide Open

A college professor in his fifties wins the Akutagawa Prize. His student who failed to graduate, out of spite, plots to trick him and has his class friend with benefits visit the professor's office.

Episode 3: Once again

A system engineer, unemployed as a result of a computer virus, attends a women's college reunion for the first time in twenty years. She meets a housewife with a child who seems to be a classmate she couldn't find at the reunion. The two talk and confirm the feelings they have harboured in their hearts.