Aristocrats

Sun 20 Mar 2022

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Aristocrats

THE JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME 2022.


Dir. Sode Yukiko
2021 | 124 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles


SHOWING TIMES:

  • Sun 20 Mar: 3pm

Sophisticated and layered this book adaptation by Japanese director Sode Yukiko (Good Stripes, screened at Exeter Phoenix in 2015) that shows contemporary Tokyo from the differing perspectives of two women thrown together by chance.

Hanako has always been able to rely on her privileged background, but suddenly finds herself alone when her relationship with her fiancé ends. Under pressure from her wealthy family, she goes in search of a new potential husband.Miki, played by model-actress Kiko Mizuhara (Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!, Norwegian Wood),has arrived from a less affluent family in a smaller town to build a life for herself in Tokyo.

Aristocrats finely dissect modern Tokyo with all its various social bubbles and accompanying standards of behaviour and beautifully deconstruct the typical woman-meets-man story by placing the emphasis on solidarity, identity, background and class.



TRIPLE F-RATED:

Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman.

F-Rating is a new rating for films directed by women, written by women and/or with significant female characters on screen, in their own right. Find out more here >>


VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74


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