Japan/Singapore/Malaysia | 2008 | 111 mins |
Japanese with English subtitles
Best Screenplay, Singapore Film Awards, Singapore International Film Festival 2009
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009
In Competition, Rome Asian Film Festival 2009
Barcelona Asian Film Festival 2009
A film that deals with very relevant issues in our everyday lives, Hashi centres on 3 women from 3 age groups – Shino(50s), Junko(30s) and Momo(20s). Momo is a bento (box lunch) delivery girl who sends bento lunches to Shino and Junko, who are colleagues in an office. Momo would always tell her dreams to Shino or Junko. One day Shino gets a call from an ex-boyfriend whom she has not met for 30 years. Junko has doubts about her relationship with her boyfriend. Their 3 lives cross and diverge in oblique and tangential ways. As the story weaves around issues of love, relationships, insecurity, death and the blurring between dreams and reality, the men in their lives are always present but hardly seen or heard.