Forma

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    Forma

    Directed by

    • Ayumi Sakamoto

    Japan

    2013

    145 min

    • Japanese

    Drama

    Yukari and Ayako reunite and begin working together, but their relationship gradually deteriorates… A suspenseful drama about a tragedy caused by a cycle of hatred. One day, Ayako Kaneshiro is reunited with her former classmate Yukari Hosaka. She invites her to join her company, and she accepts. However, Ayako begins to treat Yukari coldly and act strangely around her. Yukari feels increasingly pressured, but Ayako has her reasons. The pent-up hatred within her deepens the darkness in her heart. To confirm her own feelings, Ayako confronts Yukari. Their conflicting emotions intertwine... What lies at the end of this cycle of hatred?

    Awards

    • Japanese Cinema Splash Best Picture Award - Tokyo IFF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Berlinale Forum
    • Special Mention (Young Cinema Competition) - Hong Kong IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Emiko Matsuoka
    Nagisa Umeno
    Seiji Nozoe
    Ken Mitsuishi
    Ryo Nishihara
    Screenplay
    Ryo Nishihara
    Cinematography
    Shinya Yamada
    Production
    KUKURU INC.
    Sales
    FREE STONE PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    an admirable and challenging film

    The Society for Film