dir. SEAN MCALLISTER
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Weekend pass for all four Sean McAllister films - £21.50
Naoki used to have it all: a marriage, his own business, a six-bedroom house, a shiny BMW. But then Japan’s economic crisis left him divorced and destitute. Now the only job he can get is a part-time role at the post office. Living in a one-room flat with a girlfriend, Yoshie, who works 15 hours a day in three jobs and relies on alcohol, cigarettes and sleeping pills to get through the week, the pair have a fractious relationship. An insight into the working poor of one of the world’s largest economies, the film is a stark document of companionship and what it means to survive.
Also showing as part of our Sean McAllister retrospective (Sat 03/11- Sun 04/11): The Reluctant Revolutionary, A Syrian Love Story, A Northern Soul + Q&A with director