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Preview: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Guzen to sozo

Three playful and exquisite vignettes that contemplate life’s coincidences.

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Japan 2021
Dir Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
With Kotone Furukawa, Katsuki Mori, Fusako Urabe, Kiyohiko Shibukawa
English subtitles
Certificate tbc
Courtesy of Modern Films

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car, Asako I & II) presents a trilogy of short stories in which three different women find themselves in curious situations touched by fate and imagination: a young model realises her colleague is dating her very own ‘one that got away’; a student becomes embroiled in her boyfriend’s plan to honeytrap their professor; and a dispirited woman attends a high-school reunion searching for her first love. Each tale is woven together with Hamaguchi’s signature delicately crafted dialogue and nuanced performances, making this magical wheel definitely worth a spin.

Tickets £15, concessions £12 (Members pay £2 less).

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