Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Original title:
Guzen to sôzô
Slovenian title:
O naključju in domišljiji
Country, year:
Japan, 2021
Directed by:
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Yukiko Iioka
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Kotone Furukawa (Meiko), Kiyohiko Shibukawa (Segawa), Katsuki Mori (Nao), Fusako Urabe (Moka), Aoba Kawai (Nana), Ayumu Nakajima (Kazuaki), Hyunri (Tsugumi), Shouma Kai (Sasaki)
Berlinale 2021 (Jury Grand Prix), Moscow 2021, Hong Kong 2021

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Each of the film's three episodes revolves around a woman in love and a series of coincidences leading the protagonists to complex personal relationships. 2021 Berlin International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi's film weaves a pattern of three short stories whose evocative intertextuality resembles a musical composition in three movements. Meiko is startled when she realizes that the man who her best friend starts to have feelings for, is her ex; Sasaki plots to trick his college professor out of revenge, using his class-friend-with-benefits Nao, while Natsuko encounters a woman who seems to be someone from her past, leading the two to confess the feelings they have harboured in their hearts - stories about the complexities of relationships, told through coincidences that happen in the lives of women in love.

"These three stories were conceived as the first three in a series of seven stories with the theme of 'coincidence and imagination'. Coincidence has always been a subject of interest to me. Depicting coincidence is a manner that regards rarity as the essence of the world, rather than being based on reality. By creating a work with this title, I realized how it opens up the story in unexpected ways. Please enjoy being surprised by the unexpectedness of the world." (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)