Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Ryūsuke Hamaguchi. Japan. 2021, 121 mins. DCP. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima, Hyunri, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Katsuki Mori, Shouma Kai, Fusako Urabe, Aoba Kawai. Acclaimed director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car, Asako I & II) returns with an enchanting triptych of stories of chance and imagination, spinning mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities. In the first, a young woman is startled when she realizes that her best friend’s new flame might be her ex; in the second, a disgruntled student plots an elaborate revenge on his college professor; and in the final story, a girl’s college reunion leads to an unanticipated run-in that awakens long dormant feelings. Bound together by memory, regret, deception, and fate, Hamaguchi’s film charts the ever-deepening mysteries of the human heart. A Film Movement release.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum's admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.