AIJO FILM SERIES: Modern Love in Japan
@Revue Cinema, admission free, RSVP required
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
Gritty Tokyo-set romantic drama between angst-ridden young nurse/part-time hostess who encounters an anxious construction worker.
Saturday December 7, 2019 4:30 PM (Doors open 15 min. before)
THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE
Directed by: YUYA ISHII 2017, 108 min. [Drama , Romance]
Starring: Shizuka Ishibashi, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ryuhei Matsuda
Film adaptation of the poetry collection “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” by poet Saihate Tahi. Direction and screenplay by Ishii Yuya of The Great Passage.
Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi) is a nurse who balances her work dealing with the deaths of patients with a part time job at a “girls bar”. Construction site day laborer Shinji (Sosuke Ikematsu) hangs out with Tomoyuki (Ryuhei Matsuda) and his other coworkers, but he can’t seem to shake his vague feelings of anxiety. One day, Shinji goes to a girls bar with Tomoyuki and his pals, and there he meets Mika.
2017 Berlin International Film Festival
2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2017 Tokyo International Film Festival, Gemstone Award (Ishibashi Shizuka)
2017 Shanghai International Film Festival
2017 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
2017 Busan International Film Festival
(c) 2017 THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE Film Partners