Away With Words

Scripted by UK film critic Tony Rayns, this is Doyle’s visually inventive and narratively maddening feature directorial début. Okinawa-raised Asano has always had an amazing memory wherein words have tangible shapes and tastes. Seeking a sense of home, he holes up in Hong Kong’s gay Dive Bar where the alcoholic, gay Aussie owner Kevin becomes his lover and confident. “Like being part of a collective hallucination that winds through the bars and back streets of Hong Kong only to come out on an Okinawan beach.” NOTE: This film is not in distribution in the UK and has been specially imported for these screenings.

90 minutes

Country of origin:
Hong Kong and Japan

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