日本Japan ｜ 2015 ｜彩色Color ｜ 317 分鐘min ｜ DCP
日語對白，英文字幕 In Japanese with English Subtitles
3:00PM 25.09.2016｜戀愛・電影館 Cinematheque · Passion
The protagonists, four ladies with their own career and family, are the closest friends that keep no secret from each other and meet up regularly. Until one day, Jun told a secret that she had hidden for long, changes started to take place in their relationship in a subtle way. Soon, Jun disappeared. With her disappearance, the ladies' relationship, or even their relationships with their loved ones all went into an irreversible situation. An independent film starring with four inexperienced actresses in their thirties, and with a duration of 5 hours and 17 minutes. This description will definitely make you, who are more used to strong line-up, to think that Happy hour is not their cup of tea. However, I would say you are indeed the most suitable audience for the film. After watching this film, one will be deeply concerned by the undeniable and vigorous sentiments in the film. These 317 minutes of tension and intensity will instead make you complain for the short of length.
濱口竜介導演生於1978 年神奈川縣。畢業於東京大學文學系。曾為電視節目擔任助理導演，其後於東京國立大學研究院修讀藝術與音樂。他的畢業作品《親密》在日本和國際電影節均獲得高度評價，並於2010 年與韓國合作拍攝《深度》。2012 年與酒井耕導演共同拍攝長達四小時的《海浪之音》。《海浪之音》為《東北紀錄片三部曲》的首部分，專訪居住東日本三陸沿岸地區居民在2011年大地震後的真實故事。
Born 1978 in Kanagawa. Graduated from Faculty of Literature, Tokyo University. After working as a assistant director for television programs, he entered Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music's visual laboratory postgraduate course. With his graduation film PASSION gaining high reputations in domestic and international film festivals, he has been constantly working on films such as Japanese/Korean collaborative film The Depths (2010), The Sound of Waves (2011, collaboration with director Ko Sakai) which is a documentary film composed by interviews made to the sufferers of the devastating Earthquake which hit the North Eastern Pacific coast in 2011, and also a four-hour lengthy The Sound of Waves (2012).