Asako I & II
First screened in November 2019
Director: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi. Cast: Erika Karata, Masahiro Higashide, Sairi Itô, Rio Yamashita, Daichi Watanabe, Kôji Seto, Kôji Nakamoto, Misako Tanaka. Screenplay: Tomoka Shibasaki, Sachiko Tanaka, and Ryūsuke Hamaguchi. Twitter Capsule:
Cannes competition? Bit generous. But I loved the serene images and tone in relation to stark behavior. Good build.
I had more questions on this score until the hard-won mixture of romanticism and cynicism that emerges near the end. Suspect this will grow on me.