Dreams for Sale

  • 夢売るふたり
    Yume uru futari
  • Japan 2012, 35mm, 134 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director & Script: Miwa NISHIKAWA
  • Production: Asmik Ace Entertainment Inc., Office Shirous
  • Director of Photography: Katsumi YANAGIJIMA
  • World Sales: Asmik Ace Entertainment Inc.
  • Actors: Takako MATSU, Lena TANAKA, Sadawo ABE, Sawa SUZUKI, Tamae ANDO
  • Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 9, 10:30 p.m. Mal Seh'n Kino
  • German premiere in presence of the director Miwa NISHIKAWA
  • NCA

After losing their restaurant in a fire, a married couple comes up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them. Miwa NISHIKAWA's unsparingly bleak yet darkly humorous analysis of the nature of relationships will leave the audiences with no romantic illusions.

Miwa NISHIKAWA, born 1974 in Hiroshima, is one of the preeminent voices leading a new wave of Japanese female directors. She received the Best New Director award at the 2004 Yokohama Film Festival for her film WILD BERRIES, produced by Hirokazu KOREEDA. Her feature DEAR DOCTOR won multiple prizes, including "Screenplay of the Year" at the Japanese Film Academy Awards 2010.

2003 Wild Berries (Hebi ichigo / NC '04); 2006 Sway (Yureru); 2009 Dear Doctor (NC '10)

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