Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Gûzen to sôzô

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Screen International

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Edition: QCinema 2021
Screening: Gateway Cineplex 10
Year: 2021
Country:   Japan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Japanese, with English subtitles
Southeast Asian Premiere
TRT: 121mins
Rating: R13

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Satoshi Takada, Shô Harada, Katsumi Tokuyama
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Yukiko Iioka
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Robert Schumann
Kotone Furukawa, Katsuki Mori, Aowoba Kawai, Hyunri
Silver Bear, Berlinale, 2021

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Hamaguchi worked in the commercial film industry for a few years before entering the graduate program in film at Tokyo University of the Arts. He made a festival debut in 2008 with his graduation film Passion at San Sebastian and Tokyo FILMeX. He has been constantly working on films since then. These include the Japan/Korea co-production film THE DEPTHS (2010) and a series of documentary Tohoku Trilogy co-directed by Ko Sakai (Sound of the Waves, Voices from the Waves and Storytellers) from 2011 to 2013. The former two of trilogy are composed by interviews of the victims of the devastating Great Japan Earthquake, and Storytellers is a documentary about research activity in Japanese regional folktales.

In 2015, his 317-minute feature film Happy Hour won major awards at numerous film festivals starting at Locarno Film Festival. His first commercial film Asako I & II was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. He is also the screenwriter on Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Wife of a Spy, which won the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.

Screening Schedule


    12/02 Thu, 7:00 PM - Cinema 1
    12/03 Fri, 1:00 PM - Cinema 1
    12/05 Sun, 1:30 PM - Cinema 1


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