Drama

The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (夜空はいつでも最高密度の青色だ )

Trailer

The

Story

© 2017 “THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE” Film Partners

A modern day romance between imperfect people.

In a city of ten million, everyone is self-absorbed in their own routines. Entranced by the glow of their smartphones, people come and go without a passing glance at their environment. In the vast Tokyo metropolis, an uneasy loneliness and isolation pervades.

Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi, Night’s Tightrope) is a nurse by day, a girls bar employee by night. She is long over the concept of love, or perhaps, she’s yet to understand it. Shinji (Sosuke Ikematsu, Seto & Utsumi) is a construction worker with a tendency to talk too much out of anxiety. He ekes out a living with other labourers, many of them immigrant workers, in the city’s pre-Olympics building boom. Blind in one eye, he becomes increasingly introspective of the isolation in the city.

In a city of ten million, somehow the two continually cross paths. Clumsily, they push each other away, only to find themselves brought together by cosmic coincidences. In spite of the perpetually sombre Tokyo night, their encounters spark a faint, but warm, glow of promise.

日本語の解説は映画.comへ

Yuya Ishii (The Vancouver Asahi, The Great Passage) directs a distinctly unconventional romance based on a melancholic book of poetry of the same title by Tahi Saihate. Delve into the lives of Tokyoites Mika and Shinji, as their relationship glacially evolves, and other invisible city dwellers—labourers, nurses, immigrant workers—that keep the city alive. In competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

Join us for a special guest event in Sydney and Melbourne where Yuya Ishii will be present in a post-film Q&A.

Year: 2017

Length: 108

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult

Audience warning: This film contains mild violence and mild themes such as existential crises.

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Drama

Film

Schedule

main

Date Time Location City Special Events
Concluded - Event Cinemas George Street - sydney
Concluded - ACMI Melbourne - melbourne

Photo

Gallery

Cast & Crew

Director
Yuya Ishii/
Producer
Takatoshi Ariga/
Original Story
Tahi Saihate/
Screenplay
Yuya Ishii/
Cast
Shizuka Ishibashi/
Sosuke Ikematsu/
Ryuhei Matsuda/