Oh Lucy!
Japan, United States | 2017 | 95’ | DCP | Colour | Japanese, English | Group: C

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi

Dec 13 (Wed)21:00Cinematheque‧Passion
Guest Appearance

Below film delegation will have meet and greet session with the audience before the screening.

Producer: Yukie Kito
Cast Member: Shioli Kutsuna


Setsuko’s miserable Tokyo life takes a turn for the better when 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, a handsome surfer dude called John. But, when John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he has eloped to California with Mika, she and Mika’s mother, her estranged sister Ayako (Kaho Minami), fly off to the US in search of the runaway couple.


Atsuko Hirayanagi

Atsuko Hirayanagi was born in Nagano, Japan, and raised in Chiba. She studied film at NYU Tisch School Of The Arts in the USA and her second year short film Mo Ikkai won the grand prize of the 2012 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. Her thesis short film Oh Lucy! won numerous international awards including prizes at Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. Her debut feature film Oh Lucy! – a feature length version of this short – had its world premiere in the Critics Week section of the Cannes Film Festival this year.

DirectorAtsuko Hirayanagi

ProducerHan West

CastShinobu Terajima, Kaho Minami, Shioli Kutsuna, Koji Yakusho, Josh Hartnett

ScriptwriterAtsuko Hirayanagi, Boris Frumin

CinematographerPaula Huidobro

EditorKate Hickey

Production DesignNorifumi Ataka, Jason Hougaard

SoundBrian Bender, Deniz Cuylan, Marcello Dubaz, Masaya Kusakabe

MusicErik Friedlander

Sound Design

ProductionMeridian Content


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