Part of the 2021 season: This is My Place

Our 30-Minute Sessions

Director HAGIWARA Kentaro

Cast: ARATA Mackenyu, KITAMURA Takumi, KUBOTA Sayu


(Sayonara made no 30-pun, サヨナラまでの30分)

The life of introverted college student Sota (KITAMURA Takumi) takes an unusual direction when he discovers a cassette tape of music made by Aki (ARATA Mackenyu), a musician who had tragically died the year before. When Sota plays the tape, his body is magically taken over by the spirit of Aki who is a direct opposite of himself in terms of personality, being fearless and outgoing by nature. On a mission to get his old band back together and bring a smile to his former girlfriend Kana’s face, Aki joins forces with Sota in making this happen but there’s a catch – every session of the two sharing the same body can last only 30 minutes.

Bringing us a fantasy teen romance that tugs on the heartstrings while simultaneously providing some toe-tapping melodies, HAGIWARA Kentaro (Tokyo Ghoul) delivers a film which will resonate not only with a teen audience but also with those of us who are young at heart.

2020/114 min/English Subtitles



Screening Dates:


Thursday, 25 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window



Wednesday, 3 March from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window




Programme Note:

Our 30 Minute Sessions



A Message from the Director – HAGIWARA Kentaro

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