Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy - Expat Cinema
In 2021, Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi made the stunning drama Drive My Car, which won him the Oscar for Best International Film, among other awards. In between shooting, he completed Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, a film with three stories about three women who are searching for their way through life - a story about love, regret and deception, in which coincidence plays an all-decisive role. At the last Berlinale the film was awarded the Grand Prize of the Jury.
1. Magic (Or Something Less Assuring): Meiko discovers that her best friend Tsugumi is having an affair with her ex. Even though she hasn't seen him in a while, she hasn't forgotten him.
2. Door Wide Open: Nao is seduced by her younger boyfriend Sasaki into seducing his teacher. Sasaki wants to screw the teacher because he gave him a failing grade.
3. Once Again: Maka and Nana have not seen each other for twenty years and they miss each other at a reunion. Later they do find each other. But something is not right.