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Shape of Red


At first sight, Toko seems to have all that a wife could ask for, selflessly admiring and supporting her husband’s career and raising their daughter. But then she meets Akihiko again – the man who had already been the great love of her life ten years ago, and it turns out that he still is. Toko plunges head over heels into a passionate love affair while also taking a step towards self-determination by starting to work again. Will this be her path to happiness? In her literary adaptation, Yukiko MISHIMA questions the social restraints and expectations arising from traditional gender roles, presenting a multi-layered image of her film’s heroine. (Synopsis from Nippon Connection)

Film Festivals (selected): Nippon Connection, Japannual, Camera Japan Festival
Available to stream on (subject to change): n/a

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Yukiko Mishima

Nippon Connection
Camera Japan Festival