No Longer Human

2019 / 120' / Japan / In Japanese with Chinese & English subtitles / Colour
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★ Director Mika Ninagawa’s latest work

★ Unveiling the birth of “No Longer Human” by the great Japanese writer Osamu Dazai

Genius writer Osamu Dazai. Although he has a pregnant wife, Michiko, and two children, there are continuous rumors of affairs and repeated suicide attempts. He has become a star of the time by repeatedly releasing best sellers even though he has gotten on the wrong side of the Establishment because of his eccentric way of life. Dazai falls in love with Shizuko, an aspiring writer, through her literary talent, and they love each other intensely. At the same time, he seeks salvation through Tomie, a widow. Dazai’s life goes crazy when his two mistresses wants a child, but he is spurred on by Michiko who still believes in her husband's talent, and he finally starts writing the story of " a man disqualified as human" that can only be written by him alone...

Director:Mika Ninagawa

Cast:Oguri Shun, Miyazawa Rie, Erika Sawajiri, Fumi Nikaidō

Director’s Bio :

Mika Ninagawa made a name for herself as a photographer when she was 24 and won Japan’s highest photography award five years later. She is one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers in the fields of art, fashion and entertainment, being recognized for her distinctive personal style. At age 33, Mika Ninagawa made her debut film Sakuran, which was shortlisted in the Berlin Film Festival. Her works, known for her gorgeous and vivid visual images, include Helter Skelter, Diner.