Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020)

  • Music, Drama, Teen, Supernatural
  • 1h 54m

Sayonara made no 30-pun, サヨナラまでの30分

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Synopsis

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『サヨナラまでの30分』製作委員会

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Director

HAGIWARA Kentaro

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Country

Japan

Bonus Content

Programme Note

For the Programme Note commissioned especially for this title and written by Jasper Sharp, please click here.

Director's Message

Watch the Director of Our 30-Minute Sessions, HAGIWARA Kentaro, in an exclusive message to the viewers of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2021 Online Special! To view, please click here.

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