Bored Tokyo lady Setsuko (Independent Spirit Award-nominee Shinobu Terajima) breaks free of her monotonous life when her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna) convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego name "Lucy" and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett).But after his sudden disappearance, Setsuko follows his trail halfway around the world to Southern California, where family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to fulfill the promise of "Lucy."
DIRECTED BY ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI
USA, JAPAN | 2017 | ENGLISH AND JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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