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Birds Without Names (彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち)

 

Runtime: 123 min / 2017
Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Starring: Yu Aoi, Sadao Abe, Yutaka Takenouchi, Tori Matsuzaka
TIFF Encore Presentation

Towako lives with Jinji a man 15 years her senior. Lounging around their tiny squalid apartment, she pines after Kurosaki, a callous lover who nearly beat her to death 8 years earlier. She thinks little of casually sleeping around and is openly disgusted by the earnest blue-collar Jinji who is slavishly, even masochistically, devoted to Towako and her happiness. When the police inform her that Kurosaki has been missing for five years, she begins to suspect Jinji may be involved in the disappearance. Is there something darker lurking behind his damaged, eager-to-please façade?

Based on Mahokaru Numata’s novel, this is an intelligent, tightly controlled and captivating piece of cinema that defies genre definitions, oscillating between character study, thriller and melodrama. The film is built around a killer twist and towering, award-winning performance by Yu Aoi.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese): kanotori.com

沼田まほかるの人気ミステリー小説を白石和彌監督が実写映画化。

15歳上の陣治と暮らす十和子は、下品で貧相で地位も金もない陣治を激しく嫌悪しながらも、彼の稼ぎに依存し自堕落に過ごしていた。ある日十和子は、8年前に別れいまだに忘れられずにいる男、黒崎を思い起こさせる妻子ある男水島と関係を持ち、彼との情事に溺れていく。そんな折、十和子は訪ねてきた刑事から黒崎の失踪を知らされる。その失踪に陣治が関係しているのではないかと疑いを持った十和子は、水島にも危険が及ぶのではないかと怯え始める。

家庭のある別の男性とも関係を持つ身勝手な女と、彼女に執着するさえない中年男の関係を軸に、究極の愛とは何かを問い掛ける。

監督:白石和彌 出演:蒼井優、阿部サダヲ、竹野内豊、松坂桃李

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