Three Stories Of Love(bc Sunday)
Love hurts, and no one understands this more than the protagonists of Three Stories of Love, director Hashiguchi Ryusuke’s long-awaited follow-up to All Around Us. Created from an actors’ workshop led by Hashiguchi, the film weaves together three quietly moving stories of heartbreak: A bridge inspector who still grieves his late wife three years after her death, a housewife longs to flee her humdrum marriage, and a gay lawyer who reunites with a man from his past. Delicately crafted and achingly humanistic, Three Stories of Love was named the best Japanese film of 2015 by Kinema Junpo, Japan’s oldest film magazine.
Shinohara Atsushi, Ikeda Ryo, Narushima Toko