directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi/
Rooked into taking over her niece’s English lessons, Setsuko, a fifty-five-year-old “office lady” in Tokyo, is at first taken aback by the blond wig and new identity as “Lucy” the unconventional teacher gives her — but being “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. Oh Lucy! is a charmingly absurdist comedy about identity, loneliness, and the art of finding yourself.
“I have been making films for around four and a half years. I attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia – that’s why I came to Singapore, actually. I didn’t know anything about the technical side of filmmaking when I started. A lot of my classmates had already shot films and knew how to edit, and that was all new to me. So in the first two or three weeks, I really wanted to quit. I also had an 18 month old child at home, and every week there was an assignment to write, shoot and then edit. I was just so behind and always overwhelmed.”
– Atsuko Hirayanagi, director of Oh Lucy!