Ishikawa Hiroshi
J 2002
127 min

From a struggling artist who yearns for bigger breasts to a modern geisha who hopes to break it big as a writer, Tokyo.Sora is a somber story that explores the idiosyncrasies of the female condition in one of the most populated cities in the world. A contemporary story by first time writer/director, Ishikawa Hiroshi, that paints the lives of six women as they loosely become connected by circumstance and environment.
The film opens up with a woman washing her hands at the dawn of the morning. From there, each scene begins to bleed of the interiors and the exteriors of the metropolitan. Long shots of sitting in the park during the misty haze of the dusk or the roaring of the afternoon traffic as one sits in front of the television eating a bowl of hot ramen. Blue water calms as another one smokes in her porcelain tub contemplating how she will break her everyday routine of living. These are the motifs of Tokyo.Sora and its inhabitants. As small picture pieces, the film heavily relies on its mundane storytelling by showing the same scenes of daily life repeatedly as if they were strung together on a clothesline for everyone to see, showing that the simplest encounters can create connections and the smallest changes are capable of promoting new directions. (J. D. Nguyen)

  • Itaya Yuka
  • Igawa Haruka
  • Nakamura Ayano
  • Takagi Ikuno
  • Sun Cheng-Hwa
  • Honjo Manami
  • Ato Shoichi
  • Onodera Yukihiro
  • Ao Shigetake
  • Ishikawa Hiroshi
  • Kanno Yoko
  • Funahashi Yoko
  • Fijii Makiko
  • Yasuno Tomoko
Nikkatsu Corporation 3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113-0033 Tokyo, Japan T 3 56 89 10 26

Nikkatsu Corporation 3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113-0033 Tokyo, Japan T 3 56 89 10 26

35 mm
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