Atsuko Hirayanagi’s hilarious and poignant debut feature, follows the life of shy, middle aged Setsuko. After adorning a blonde wig and taking an English class taught by the unconventional and wacky John (Josh Hartnett), Setsuko is transformed into her new confident persona she calls Lucy. Lucy awakens unspoken desires in Setsuko but, when John suddenly disappears from Tokyo, Setsuko travels to California on a mission to find him. There, in an unfamiliar world of tattoo parlours and seedy motels, Setsuko’s family ties are tested as she struggles to preserve her dream of Lucy.

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