Hold Me Back
Directed by Akiko Ohku
In Japanese with English subtitles
Wednesday, January 12, 7PM – Thursday, January 13, 7PM（PT）
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Romance about the clumsy love life of a thirty-something woman who thoroughly enjoys being single. Director Akiko Ohku won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival for “Tremble All You Want”.
Mitsuko (Non), who is now over 30 years old, is getting used to living a single life. There is a reason why she enjoys her single life, because she has a counselor “A” in her mind (inner voice). Mitsuko always talks to “A” when she can’t make up her mind for human relationships, nor what to do with herself and always “A” gives her a right answer. One day, she falls in love with a young man, Tada (Kento Hayashi). Even though she believes that she has no objection to live alone with “A” peacefully. Believing that they have mutual feelings, she takes one step forward while confused that she cannot be brave like when she was in her 20’s.
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This screening is partnershipped with Filmination which is a Japanese trading company specialized in selling Japanese movies to global VODs.