Yukiko SODE 岨手由貴子


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Two women fall in love with the son of a powerful family of politicians. Through its use of subtle drama, ARISTOCRATS shows that it isn’t yet another simplistic romance. Hanako, born to a rich family, and Miki, eking out a living on low-wage jobs, present stark social opposites rarely seen in Japanese cinema. Yukiko SODE is among the most exciting directorial newcomers in Japan.

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German premiere

Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Drama Family Matters Romance Social issues

Anoko wa kizoku

Japan 2020

124 minutes

Yukiko SODE

Yukiko SODE based on a novel by Mariko YAMAUCHI

Yasuyuki SASAKI


About Yukiko SODE

Yukiko SODE, born in Nagano Prefecture in 1983, studied at ENBU Seminar under Tetsuo SHINOHARA. Her first short film COSPLAYER (2004) was selected for the 2005 PIA Film Festival. At the same festival’s 2008 edition, she won two awards with her feature-length debut MIME-MIME (NC ’09), leading to several screenings at international film festivals. After directing more short films, she completed her second feature-length film GOOD STRIPES (2015 / NC ’16), for which she received the Kaneto Shindo Award.