Japan Touring Programme
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Daihachi Yoshida
Japan, 126 min, 2014, subtitled
Director, Daihachi Yoshida offers another absorbing melodrama with this devilishly delightful tale set in 1994, shortly after the catastrophic popping of Japans 1980s bubble economy.
Young housewife Rika longs for an end to austerity, both financial and sexual. But things change when office gossip about affairs and embezzlement inspire Rika to do the unthinkable. Soon, Rika finds herself filling the void with a university student named Kota and the millions entrusted to her by clients. Is her newfound lifestyle the key to happiness?
With a muted color palate, great soundtrack, and an almost sensual emphasis on the physicality of money, Pale Moon cements Yoshidas importance in contemporary Japans cinematic landscape.
Winner of multiple awards at Tokyo Film Festival and screened to at across the world.
A film of many-sided, finally mysterious brilliance
THE JAPAN TIMES
Meal: Miso and Honey Marinated Aubergine with brown rice
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Airlines, the Japan Centre and Sake Samurai.