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.
Run Time: 143 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema