Oh Lucy!

illustration

Directed by Atsuko HIRAYANAGI

 

CANNES 2017 – International Critics’ Week

 

Synopsis

 

Setsuko is seemingly stuck with her life in Tokyo until she is convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American persona named ‘Lucy.’ The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly falls for her American instructor, John. When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns he and Mika were in fact dating, she enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and flies halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of ‘Lucy.’

 

2017 /// Japan / USA /// Japanese-English /// Drama – Comedy /// 90’

 

CAST Shinobu TERAJIMA , Josh HARTNETT, Kaho MINAMI

SCREENPLAY Atsuko HIRAYANAGI & Boris FRUMIN

PRODUCERS  Matchgirl Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions (Sleeping with Other People), Meridian Content