Previously at the ICA - Films
3 Feb 2017
Set shortly after the burst of Japan’s economic bubble in the mid-1990s, ordinary housewife and bank employee Rika (played by award-winning actress Rie Miyazawa) turns to a life of crime by embezzling money from clients’ accounts in order to please her younger lover, college student Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu). What begins as a few yen soon spirals into large sums of money, and while it looks like Rika will get away scot-free, one eagle-eyed bank supervisor has her suspicions.
Adapted from the bestselling novel by Mitsuyo Kakuta, this mischievous dark drama is directed by one of Japan’s most exciting filmmakers, Daihachi Yoshida (Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers, The Kirishima Thing) and captures the lengths to which someone will go to get what they truly desire. The film won Best Actress at the 2015 Japanese Academy Awards and the Audience Award for Best Actress following its world premiere at 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival.
Pale Moon (紙の月 [Kami no tsuki]), dir. Daihachi Yoshida, Japan 2014, 126 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.
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Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback