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In Her Room

Hitori bocchi ja nai
dir. Chihiro Itô
Japan 2022, 136’
subtitles: Polish and English

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Theatrical Screenings
St 18 Nov, 19:45
Kinoteka 1
Kinoteka 1
Online Availability
15 Nov, 10:00 – 3 Dec
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Awards and festivals
World premiere: Tokyo International Film Festival
Japan 2022
Duration: 136’
director: Chihiro Itô
screenplay: Chihiro Ito
cinematography: Tai Ouchi
editing: Kazumi Wakimoto
music: Ryo Teshima
sound: Akihiko Okase
cast: Satoru Iguchi, Fumika Baba, Yumi Kawai
producer: Tadahiko Kanayoshi, Takahiro Yoshizawa, Yasuyuki Niino
production: THEFOOL Inc.
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

Every day after work, a shy dentist visits a mysterious woman. In her room, the couple talks about the sensual reception of the world and their fantasies. Their sensations are enhanced by the lush greenery filling the room. In this space, encrusted with plants, the protagonists feel like they were back in the mother's womb – safe and surrounded by warmth. This is their comfort zone, a haven for their spiritual and corporeal explorations. This harmony is shaken by the arrival of a third party. The unusual triangle will take a life of its own, fueled by jealousy and a spiral of irrational decisions.

Chihiro Ito's calm debut seduces and hypnotizes. "In Her Room" is a film filled with ambivalence – on the one hand, it is an empathetic look at the need for closeness, on the other, a diagnosis of loneliness that brings about more questions than answers. Surprising on many levels, Ito's drama is a cinematic invitation to delve into the director's telltale ethereal vision of reality.

Łukasz Mańkowski

Chihiro Itô

Director, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and set designer. Before directing her feature debut "In Her Room" in 2022, she worked as a script writer. Her career took a turn when she started collaborating with Isao Yukisada ("River's Edge," 12. Five Flavours) and Mamoru Oshii. Both "Side By Side" and "In Her Room" (screened at the prestigious Film Lincoln Center in New York City) are adaptations of Ito's books. In her work, Ito explores the relationships between people and the environment, the material and the non-material.


2022 W jej pokoju / Hitori bocchi ja nai / In Her Room
2023 U twego boku / Saido bai saido tonari ni iru hito / Side by Side

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