Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

This new film from the director of the Oscar-winning Drive My Car, won the Silver Bear Award at the last Berlin Film Festival and explores three female-centred short stories thematically linked by coincidence, regret, and imagination. An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding, told in three movements trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.


"A playful triptych of self-contained vignettes (…) that are bound together by a shared fascination with memory, coincidence, and the deep truths that shallow lies tend to uncover." - INDIEWIRE

"Hamaguchi writes forensically flawed female characters with empathy and unsentimental honesty." - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"This trio of stories is elegant and amusing, with a delicacy of touch and real imaginative warmth." - THE GUARDIAN

"The geometry of desire is elegantly plotted in "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy," a wistful, moving, outwardly unassuming movie." - NEW YORK TIMES

"This is a film you surrender to, appreciating every move as it reminds you of past loves and regrets." - SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

"An emotionally resonant and beautifully therapeutic piece of cinema." - AMOVIEGUY.COM

★★★★ “The writer-director’s greatest gift is wringing intense emotion from each moment” - Time Out London

★★★★ "ingenious, playful, sparklingly acted and thoroughly entertaining" - The Guardian

★★★★ - The Financial Times,  Empire Magazine, The Times and Total Film

Release Date: Apr 28, 2022
Rating: M
Runtime: 121 mins
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Actors: Aoba Kawai, Ayumu Nakajima, Fusako Urabe, Hyunri ., Katsuki Mori, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kotone Furukawa, Shouma Kai

[Japanese with English subtitles]

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