Director: Masato Harada • Japan

The latest from prolific writer-director Masato Harada (Chronicle of My Mother) is a beguiling character drama set during Japan’s Edo period. Three women fleeing bad marriages find refuge at a monastery, one of their only outlets for obtaining a legal divorce. But just outside the gates, vengeful ex-husbands and the Yakuza lie waiting. With an impressive ensemble cast, Kakekomi tells its women’s rights tale with humor and panache.

Year: 2015
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 143 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema

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