+ intro by Kate Taylor and Pascale Moyse
Ambitions, infidelities and drunken confessions build a gut-wrenchingly honest film about female desire.
Dir Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
With Rira Kawamura, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, Sachie Tanaka
317min (+ intervals)
A group of 30-something women find their friendship tested by differing attitudes to work, love and sex in the city of Kobe, Japan. Clocking in at just over five hours, Happy Hour offers a refreshingly modern and emotionally astute portrait of the women’s lives, where professional ambitions, romantic infidelities and drunken confessions build a gut-wrenchingly honest film about female desire.
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