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Hold Me Back

私をくいとめて

© 2020『私をくいとめて』製作委員会

Description

Based on WATAYA Risa’s award-winning Japanese novel of the same title, “Hold Me Back” has been dubbed as a hilarious, often insightful visualisation of the inner struggles of working women in modern-day Tokyo and the social reality of pervasive singledom and loneliness among many young people in Japan.

31, single and happy. But what happens when you meet someone that brings out your desires like a shirtless KIMURA Takuya in “Long Vacation”? An offbeat surrealist comedy, Mitusuko (NON) is our protagonist in trouble. Living her best life steered by the inner voice of reason (quite literally a voice named Mr. A), charming Tada (HAYASHI Kento) threatens the stable ecosystem she has honed within. Sound the alarm, ‘cause this inner conflict is about to get nuclear.

Festival Accolade:

  • Audience Award at Tokyo International Film Festival 2020

Schedule

Day Time Cinema Format
8 Oct 2021, Friday 8pm The Projector Physical Screening
10 Oct 2021, Sunday 5.15pm The Projector Physical Screening
17 Oct 2021, Sunday 4.40pm The Projector Physical Screening
23 Oct 2021, Saturday 2.30pm The Projector Physical Screening

Details

Year: 2020
Runtime: 133 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating:  

Directed by

OHKU Akiko

Starring

Non, HAYASHI Kento, USUDA Asami, KATAGIRI Hairi