Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

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An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are told in a trio of short female-driven vignettes. Winner of the 2021 Silver Berlin Bear.

2021Rating: M, Sexual references121 minsJapan
DramaRomanceFestival & Independent

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy | Awards

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Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize winner at Berlin Film Festival 2021.

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy | Reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Some parts work better than others. But even when the quality dips slightly, we remain consistently intrigued.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Sometimes, Hamaguchi’s approach can be more conceptually daring than dramatically convincing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A wistful, moving, outwardly unassuming movie.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

An alternately scathing, erotic, terrifying, and affirming fable of the primordial power of storytelling.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Playful, beguiling and quietly affecting...

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Paste

Paste

Quaintly quirky—and (the stories are) never dull to watch unfold.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Each story contains perfectly pitched performances...

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Time Out

Time Out

Hamaguchi is back with another magnetic piece of slow cinema to show why he’s a superstar in the making...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Definitely peak Hamaguchi, and it makes this a must-see.

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Variety

Variety

Follows a reasonably conventional three-act structure and emphasizes interesting female characters in a compelling situation...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Allows Hamaguchi to return to themes he has explored in previous work...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Full of understated, melancholy poetry.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Elegant and amusing, with a delicacy of touch and real imaginative warmth.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Rooted to its two-actors-in-a-room reality, but also charming and characteristically unpredictable for the ways it wiggles free of it like a loose tooth.

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy | Release Details

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy is now playing in 4 cinemas in New Zealand.