Happy Hour


The Main 4 Mon, Apr 11, 2016 6:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Asian Frontiers
Family Drama
Asian Interest
Culture & Society
Release Year:2015
Runtime:317 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Actress - Locarno International Film Festival
Audience Award - Nantes Three Continents Festival
Silver Screen Award - Singapore International Film Festival
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Neopa Inc.
Director:Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Producer:Tadashi Nohara
Hideyuki Okamoto
Satoshi Takata
Cinematographer:Yoshio Kitagawa
Screenwriter:Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Tadashi Nohara
Tomoyuki Takahashi
Composer:Umitaro Abe
Principal Cast:Sachie Tanaka
Hazuki Kikuchi
Maiko Mihara
Rira Kawamura
Filmography:Touching the Skin of Eerieness ('14)
Intimacies ('13)
The Depths ('11)
Passion ('08)


Epic doesn’t always have to be grandiose, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s subtle five-hour drama is proof. Following the lives of four female friends, Happy Hour investigates the women at mid-life and their friendship as they each work through personal struggles and events that will send them slowly spiraling. Hamaguchi builds his character drama not only out of conversations but also the four women’s more understated reactions, gestures and reflections while they find comfort and conflict in each other’s company. The four lead actresses, all first-time actors, shared the Best Actress award at the Locarno Film Festival.