Japanese dystopian flick ‘Plan 75’ coming soon in Phl cinemas

TBA Studios has acquired the exclusive Philippine theatrical rights to the award-winning film Plan 75.

Written and directed by acclaimed short film director Chie Hayakawa, the Japanese dystopian film is based on Hayakawa’s segment of the same title from the 2018 anthology film, Ten Years Japan.

Plan 75 focuses on the program launched by the Japanese government that encourages voluntary euthanasia for senior citizens to remedy a super-aged society.


The film stars veteran actress Chieko Baisho as an elderly woman whose means of survival are diminishing, Hayato Isomura as a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and Filipina actress Stefanie Arianne as a caregiver working overseas to support an ailing daughter back home.

Plan 75 made its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and won the Camera d’Or Special Mention Prize.

Chieko Baisho

Plan 75 is executive produced by Keisuke Konishi (Happinet Phantom Studios), Eiko Mizuno Gray (Loaded Films), Mizue Kunizane and Hiroyuki Ishigaki (Dongyu Club), Frédéric Corvez and Maéva Savinien (Urban Factory), Wilfredo C. Manalang, George Sommerrock, and Alicia Catubay-Watt (Fusee), and co-produced by Alemberg Ang (Daluyong Studios).

The acquisition of Plan 75 is part of TBA Studios’ strategic plan to continue expanding their library with diverse offerings that cater to a global Filipino audience. It recently released the Michelle Yeoh multiverse adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once, the award -winning music documentary Fanny: The Right To Rock, and coming later this year is the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness.

Plan 75 is Japan’s submission for the International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards.

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