Yukiko MISHIMA 三島有紀子

Shape Of Red

Nippon Cinema   ª 

At first sight, Toko seems to have all that a wife could ask for, selflessly admiring and supporting her husband’s career and raising their daughter. But then she meets Akihiko again – the man who had already been the great love of her life ten years ago, and it turns out that he still is. Toko plunges head over heels into a passionate love affair while also taking a step towards self-determination by starting to work again. Will this be her path to happiness? In her literary adaptation, Yukiko MISHIMA questions the social restraints and expectations arising from traditional gender roles, presenting a multi-layered image of her film’s heroine.


Tue., June 09, 2020

Sun., June 14, 2020

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Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Female Futures Drama Erotic


Japan 2020

123 minutes


Chihiro IKEDA, Yukiko MISHIMA based on a novel by Rio SHIMAMOTO



About Yukiko MISHIMA

Yukiko MISHIMA was born in Osaka in 1969. After graduating from Kobe College, she worked at the TV broadcasting station NHK before completing her first cinema feature, SHISEI: LIKE A SMELLING MOON, in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a director and script writer for cinema as well as TV productions. Her family drama DEAR ETRANGER (2017 / NC ’18) was shown at international film festivals and received numerous awards.