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When Morning Comes, I Feel Empty


Director: ISHIBASHI Yuho (石橋夕帆)

2022|Japan|76min|Language: Japanese |Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/13 Mon 21:25 Cine Libre Umeda 4
3/16 Thu 16:40 Cine Libre Umeda 4
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KARATA Erika (唐田えりか)
IMOU Haruka (芋生悠)
ISHIBASHI Kazuma (石橋和磨)
ABE Oto (安倍乙)
NAKAYAMA Yuto (中山雄斗)
YASHIBA Toshihiro (矢柴俊博)

24-year-old Nozomi quit her job at an ad agency and now works part-time at a convenience store. Her ordinary days are enlivened by funny and kind co-workers but her heart is troubled because she cannot tell her parents about her situation and she is haunted by her failure to meet the excessive demands at her previous workplace. One day, her former junior high school classmate Kanako appears and Nozomi begins to articulate how she feels.

The Great Resignation. Quiet Quitting. These buzzwords signal how it has become common for workers to seek more satisfying employment or lessen the negatives of their current workplaces. Following her debut feature “Sayounara” (2018/ OAFF2019), ISHIBASHI Yuho puts a face on this phenomenon through quiet observance and sensitivity for her characters while drawing on real-world exploitation.

[Jason MAHER]

Director ISHIBASHI Yuho (石橋夕帆)