Directed by Michel Gondry. It is an adaptation of the short story comic "Cecil and Jordan in New York" by Gabrielle Bell.
Hiroko and Akira (Ayako Fujitani and Ryō Kase) are a young couple from the provinces who arrive in Tokyo with limited funds, short-term lodging and what appears to be a solid and mutually supportive relationship that will seemingly carry them through any challenge. Akira is an aspiring filmmaker whose debut feature will soon screen in the city — and hopefully lead to a more solid career; in the interim, he lands work wrapping gifts at a local department store. After securing short-term housing in the cramped studio apartment of old school chum Akemi (Ayumi Ito) — a career girl with a demanding boyfriend who grows weary of Akemi's houseguests — Hiroko hits the streets of Tokyo in search of a suitable apartment, finding a series of rat-infested hovels that neither she nor Akira can afford on their limited salaries. After Akira's film screens to dubious acclaim, one spectator informs Hiroko of the inherent struggles in relationships between creative types: often, one half of a couple feels invisible, useless, or unappreciated, something Hiroko relates to wholeheartedly in the wake of her numerous trials and tribulations in the unfamiliar city of Tokyo. She starts to question her role in the relationship, resulting in a startling transformation in which she turns into a wooden chair, and is taken in by a young man.
The TokyoOlympics have brought some unexpected gold medals for countries and teams which rarely, if ever, see their athletes on the podium ...FloraDuffy of Team Bermuda celebrates as she approaches the finish line to win the gold medal during the women's individual triathlon competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 27, in Tokyo ... Tokyo Olympics.
She likes it well enough, but the Paralympic cyclist — who competes next month in Tokyo, capping off another strange COVID-19 year — has built a mental filter for herself ... And O’Neill says her group is much better situated — “an easy answer; 100 per cent” — thanks to the test-driving currently underway in Tokyo.
The TokyoOlympics have brought some unexpected gold medals for countries and teams which rarely, if ever, see their athletes on the podium ... BERMUDA The Atlantic island of only 65,000 people — they could all fit into the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo — has its first gold medallist after FloraDuffy won the women’s triathlon on Tuesday.
And on a steamy Wednesday afternoon at TokyoStadium — 29 degrees, 70 per cent humidity — the Canadians did put up a brave face but it all proved a bridge too far as they lost 26-7 to Australia, sealing an eighth-place finish ... But both teams pulled up their socks and went at it, their long-standing rivalry surely driving both teams’ motivations.
Golf is back in the Olympics for the second time in 115 years, and just like Rio 2016, the course will remain something of a mystery until play begins. Story continues below ...Try refreshing your browser, or ... This year, the men’s and women’s golf events are taking place at KasumigasekiCountry Club, about a 45 km drive north-west from Tokyo ... CHIP SHOTS.
Tokyo reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began ... It brings Tokyo's total to more than 200,000 since the pandemic began last year. Tokyo is under its fourth state of emergency, which is to continue through the Olympics until just before the Paralympics start in late August ... Tokyo 2020. Tokyo.
TOKYO — Tokyo reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began ... It brings Tokyo’s total to more than 200,000 since the pandemic began last year. Tokyo is under its fourth state of emergency, which is to continue through the Olympics until just before the Paralympics start in late August.
It’s the type of robotic-vehicle demonstration that has unfolded in Arizona and California for years with companies like Waymo and Cruise as well as in Paris and Tokyo. But Mobileye is the first to road test in the Big Apple, home to one of the most challenging driving environments in the world.