Oh Lucy! review
The stifling loneliness of city life is not an unexplored topic. A largely modern problem for the developed world we’re only really able to get to grips with through art and film and music, the isolated feeling of being alone in a crowd is a good narrative jumping off point precisely because everyone in the audience has likely experienced it at one point or another.
But Oh Lucy!, an independent Japanese production from debut feature writer and director Atsuko Hirayanagi, tackles the familiar subject matter better than most, combining pathos, comedy and a bunch of great performances to create something truly special and ultimately moving.