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
Our 30-Minute Sessions
(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
Thursday, 25 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Wednesday, 3 March from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
A Message from the Director – HAGIWARA Kentaro
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Director: HAGIWARA Kentaro
Cast: ARATA Mackenyu, KITAMURA Takumi, KUBOTA Sayu