Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Film Director
Happy Hour (Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2015, 317 min. DVD)
The product of workshops with mostly newcomers to film, Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s Happy Hour has won awards around the world, including a Best Actress award at Locarno shared by its four principals. Its leisurely but emotionally dense narration of the lives of four female friends as they confront changes in their work, domestic, and romantic lives, has earned praise around the world, including most recently in The New Yorker and The New York Times as the film was featured in a special run at MoMA in New York. The director will be present to discuss the film.
In Japanese with English Subtitles
Film followed by Q&A with Ryusuke Hamaguchi