Films By Atsuko Hirayanagi

Setsuko, a single, middle-aged office worker, gets a new lease on life when she starts attending English classes with an unconventional teacher. Cannes Cinéfondation second prize winner. ... Screens in International Shorts 2. ... Read more
Hope springs from Josh Hartnett, a blonde wig and a Tokyo-to-California jaunt in Atsuko Hirayanagi’s affectionate expansion of her MIFF 2014 short. ... When office worker Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) witnesses a suicide during her daily commute, she sees her potential future, unless she can arrest her middle-aged malaise. Enter Josh Hartnett as unconventional English-language teacher John. Hugging S... Read more
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