MVIFF 2018: OH LUCY!

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Atsuko Hirayanagi

Saturday September 08, 2018, 9:15pm (Capawock)


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Atsuko Hirayanagi
Atsuko Hirayanagi

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of “Lucy.”

"Oh Lucy! is quirky and offbeat and strange and sometimes quite dark - and yet oddly lovable." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"Nothing here is wrapped up with a red ribbon the way it would be in an American film, studio made or otherwise. Oh Lucy! has the guts to leave things messy and unkempt, just like life." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

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