Tokyo, at present.
NASA announces the discovery of a new planet in the solar system, Emanon, where life might exist. The shocking news spread throughout the world, then a fad of the new planet emerges. Despite people’s enthusiasm, abnormal weather events occur frequently.
Working part-time at a travel agency, Mika (Azusa Inamura) is doing her Master’s degree in theoretical physics. She hasn’t been able to get over Teru, her boyfriend who disappeared five years ago. Mika looks like an ordinary graduate student. As a matter of fact, she spends every day talking to Teru in her delusions while hunting men using a dating app to distract herself from the loneliness. Seeing Mika like this, her best friend, Shige (Seicho Yoshino), a gay man, and Takayama (Mutsumi Sato), her senior at her graduate school laboratory, are concerned for her.
One day, Mika suddenly experiences déjà vu and meets a version of herself. Both Mikas are startled to see each other, and they fall into a perplexing situation. Mika goes to see Bird (Leo Imamura), Teru’s best friend, and she meets a third Mika there. It is revealed that three of them exist in the different world lines. Bird says that Emanon might have caused the parallel world to intertwine.
Three Mikas: one lives in a world where Teru disappeared; the second one lives in a world where she meets Teru and their romance begins; the third one lives in a world where Teru has already passed away. The worlds where the three of them live start to loop. Due to Emanon, some kind of errors occur in space and time.
To escape the loop, the three Mikas have to make a decision to change their lives. Mika, who still cannot get over her missing boyfriend, Teru, decides to abandon everything and sets out on a wandering journey. While travelling with the delusional Teru, Mika starts thinking about the possibilities of the world. Finally, Mika arrives at Agartha, a mysterious country which she heard of before.
Spending some days with Sergi (Jan Imèric), an Agarthanian, Mika begins to feel that Teru exists in this country…
Azusa InamuraKey Cast"Mika"
Takuro TakahashiKey Cast"Teru"
Seicho YoshinoKey Cast"Shige"
Leo ImamuraKey Cast"Bird"
Mutsumi SatoKey Cast"Takayama"
Yota KawaseKey Cast"Maeda"
Hirohiko MachidaKey Cast"Nakai"
Kiichi SonobeKey Cast"Passenger"
Kouta KusanoKey Cast"Takahashi"
Yutaka OkiKey Cast"Tomine"
Project Title (Original Language):モダン・ラブ
Genres:Sci-fi, Love story, drama
Runtime:1 hour 55 minutes
Completion Date:February 28, 2018
Production Budget:7,000,000 JPY
Country of Origin:Japan
Country of Filming:Japan, Spain
Language:English, Japanese, Spanish
Nice International Film FestivalNice
May 11, 2018
Best Sound Design
Japan Film Fest HamburgHamburg
May 27, 2018
Prize for Extraordinary Artistic Performance
Madrid International Film FestivalMadrio
July 27, 2018
Best Visual Effects and Design
Amsterdam International Filmmaker FestivalAmsterdam
August 15, 2018
South Texas International Film FestivalEdinburg
September 7, 2018
Best International Feature Film
Cebu International Film FestivalCebu
September 19, 2018
Best Feature Film
Guam International Film FestivalGuam
Cardiff International Film FestivalCardiff
October 21, 2018
Best Critics Choice Feature
Takuya FukushimaCountry: JapanRights: All Rights
Born on September 19, 1972
a member of Directors Guild of Japan
Takuya Fukushima has been releasing numerous video works since 1992, when he was studying at the department of literature at Nagoya University. After working under Sogo Ishii (aka: Gakuryu Ishii), he established P-kraft which has been the base of his activities thereafter.
Fukushima directs TV programs, commercials, PVs and he is also highly rated as a film director both in Japan and overseas. His first film PRISM marked a record high of visitors at the theater where the film was released. OUR BRIEF ETERNITY was officially screened at film festivals around the world starting with Tokyo International Film Festival, then later being released in theaters throughout Japan. In 2016, a special screening titled ESCAPE FROM THIS FUCKING WORLD/TAKUYA FUKUSHIMA’S COLLECTION was held to commemorate the release of his latest film LEGACY TIME which was highly acclaimed.
He is also actively working as a producer, actor, writer, musician, radio personality and an all-round creator.
1997 “TIME IS ON MY SIDE”（Director, screenwriter, music and actor）Pia Film Festival
1999 “Be with you at the end of the world”（director and screenwriter）Michinoku International Mystery Film Festival etc.
“JAM”（director, screenwriter and main actor）Mito Short Film Festival(Jury Prize) etc.
2001 “PRISM”（director and screenwriter / theatrical film）Souel International Queer Film Festival, Japan-Nordic New Cinema Festival etc.
2003 “Freedom”（director, screenwriter and main actor / theatrical film）Thai Short Film Festival etc.2004 “the point(2,8,16)”（director and screenwriter / theatrical film）Thai Short Film Festival, Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival etc.
2005 “Cross The Lens”（director and cinematographer / theatrical film）
2006 “days of”（producer, director and screenwriter / theatrical film as an omnibus “over8”）
2007 “Naked over8”（associate producer / theatrical film）
2008 “Girl-Girl over8”（executive producer / theatrical film）
2009 “OUR BRIEF ETERNITY”（director, screenwriter, producer and actor / theatrical film）Tokyo International Film Festival etc.
2012 “Gorgeous Princess!”（director / theatrical film as an omnibus “Virgin”）Camera Japan Film Festival
2013 “SAYONARA BRIEF ETERNITY”（director, screenwriter and cinematographer）Japan-Filmfest Hamburg etc.
2016 “LEGACY TIME”（director, screenwriter and producer / theatrical film）Japan-Filmfest Hamburg etc.