Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Bae Doona, Arata, Itao Itsuji, Odagiri Joe
Genres: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
In AIR DOLL, the Galatea myth is transported to present day Tokyo, when an inflatable sex doll named Nozomi (Bae Doona) finds that she has grown consciousness and a heart. She begins to wander the city in quiet awe and fascination and, taking on a new life of her own, discovers the innate complexities of being human, including the heartbreak of loneliness. Joining forces with cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing (In The Mood For Love), Kore-eda's intimate direction relays the struggles of finding human connection in the mess of modern society.
"The urban fairytale...gradually unfurls as an achingly beautiful meditation on loneliness and longing in the city." -Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter