Previously at the ICA - Films
4 Feb 2018
This screening, part of the Japan Now Special Strand, is the UK premiere of Birds Without Names
Towako lives with Jinji, 15 years her senior, an uncouth man she doesn't love. Despite Jinji's selfless devotion, Towako never gives anything in return. Instead, Towako cannot forget her ex-boyfriend Kurosakai (Yutaka Takenouchi) and even sleeps with other men who evoke memories of him. One day a policeman arrives at her door, revealing that Kurosaki has been missing for five years.
A gripping adaptation of Mahokaru Numata's award-winning mystery novel and featuring sublime performances by leads Yu Aoi and Sadawo Abe, Kazuya Shiraishi masterfully directs this visceral tale of lust and redemption following the twisted and loveless relationships.
Birds Without Names, dir. Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan 2017, 123 minutes, English subtitles
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