This is My Place
Carving out a sense of existence and belonging in Japanese Cinema
(Online Special - Free to view)
19 February to 10 March 2021
(Miyamoto kara kimi e, 宮本から君へ)
A quirky tale of high-octane love is told through the eyes of a hot-blooded stationary salesman, Miyamoto (IKEMATSU Sosuke), as he falls hard for Yasuko (AOI Yu) upon their introduction. At first using Miyamoto to get rid of an unwanted boyfriend, Yasuko ends up growing attached to the overzealous admirer and the two enter a relationship. Soon however, their love is put to the test when he fails to protect her from a violent assault and their volatile relationship devolves with increasing pace until it reaches an explosive and melodramatic finale.
MARIKO Tetsuya continues his offbeat adaptation of the eponymous award-winning manga, imbuing the fast-paced narrative with his signature style recognised from earlier works such as the acclaimed Destruction Babies (screened as part of JFTFP17), presenting the extraordinary journey of one man. IKEMATSU won the Kinema Jumpo Best Actor Award for his portrayal of the protagonist.
2019/129 min/English Subtitles
Friday, 19 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Tuesday, 2 March from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Director: MARIKO Tetsuya
Cast: IKEMATSU Sosuke, AOI Yu
©2019 “Miyamoto” Film Partners