TBA Studios brings Chie Hayakawa’s ‘Plan 75’ to PH theaters

The award-winning Japanese dystopian drama will open in Philippine theaters soon.

Plan 75 — Chie Hayakawa’s acclaimed dystopic vision of a super-aged Japanese population — is docking on Philippine shores through TBA Studios, which acquired the exclusive Philippines theatrical rights to the film.

The film joins TBA’s small but significant foreign film catalog, which includes last year’s Everything Everywhere All at Once and this year’s upcoming Triangle of Sadness, which won this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Speaking of Cannes, Hayakawa’s film nabbed the Camera d’Or Special Mention Prize at the same festival where it premiered. Plan 75 is Japan’s submission for the International Feature Film Award at the Oscars.

Stefanie Arianne as Maria in Plan 75 (2022, dir. Chie Hayakawa).

The film is set in a dystopic future where the Japanese government encourages “voluntary euthanasia for senior citizens to remedy a super-aged society.” Among these senior citizens is Michi, played by Chieko Baisho, an elderly woman who’s running out of means of living. Stefanie Arianne, a Filipino actor, plays Maria, a caretaker working to support her daughter in the Philippines.

Plan 75 is Hayakawa’s first feature film. The story comes from a shorter cut taken from the 2018 anthology film Ten Years Japan, a collection that imagines what Japan might look like in 2028.

TBA Studios has yet to announce an official release date for the film, but we will keep you posted.

Watch the full trailer for Plan 75 right after the bump.

The official poster for Plan 75 (2022).

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