Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:30 pm–7:10 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-02-19 17:30:00 2020-02-19 19:10:00 Blue Hour 02/19/2020 5:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Yuko Hakota (Japan, 2019, 92 min.).

Sunada (Kaho) seems to have it all: a successful career as a TV commercial director, a kind husband, and a stylish Tokyo home far from her rural hometown. But behind the scenes, she’s having an affair with a married industry senior, can’t connect with her aloof husband, and grows increasingly anxious about the longevity of her career in a field with little space for women at the top. Memories of a simpler time draw Sunada to her backwater hometown on an overdue visit to her frail grandmother.

Spurred along by her free-spirited friend Kiyoura (Eun-Kyung Shim, Train to Busan), Sunada’s impulsive homecoming proves just as complicated as her life in Tokyo. Between the strained family relationships, the roots of Sunada’s identity slowly come into focus.

Blue Hour is a sensitive and artistic debut feature film from director Yuko Hakota that reveals the nuances of intimacy across relationships and the passing of time.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

Past Dates and Times

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

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