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2015

Happy hour

Happy Hour

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Release Date
December, 12th, 2015
Running Time
317 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP,Blu-ray, DVD
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP, DVD)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NEOPA, fictive

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Kobe Workshop Cinema Project

[ Story ]

Depicting women standing at the crossroads of life, this female bonding dr ama by Hamaguchi Ryusuke, who directed Intimacies, cast its four leads from Hamaguchi's "Improvisational Acting Workshop in Kobe." It won the Best Actress award and a Special Mention for screenwriting at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival.
Akari (Tanaka Sachie) and her three friends reside in Kobe. All in their late 30s, they individually are troubled by mother-in-law problems, domestic squabbling, work-love balance, etc. However, by participating in a workshop, they will enter a lifeshattering, significant stage of their lives.

[ Official Site ]

http://hh.fictive.jp

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2015 Locarno International Film Festival, Concorso Internazionale, Best Actress, Special Mention for Script
2015 BFI London Film Festival
2015 Viennale Vienna International Film Festival
2015 Leeds International Film Festival
2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2015 Festival des 3 Continents, International Competition, la Montgolfière d'argent, le prix du public
2015 Singapore International Film Festival, Asian Feature Film Competition, Best Director
2015 Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

Kobe Workshop Cinema Project LLP
#201, 4-16-6 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Rep: TAKATA Satoshi
Attn: TAKATA Satoshi
tel: +81 3 5414 5906
fax: +81 3 5414 5907
E-mail: takata@neopa.jp
http://www.neopa.jp

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[ Licensing contact ]

Screen Presentation
Neopa   Attn: TAKATA Satoshi
tel: +81 3 5414 5906
E-mail: happy.hour@fictive.jp
http://www.neopa.jp

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