Please don’t go anywhere

Please don’t go anywhere

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2017/JAPANESE(ENGLISH subtitle)/World Premier/93min

Akino, a high school girl in the countryside, assists a band of her two friends, POLTA, as a staff member. She has a secret dream to go to Tokyo with them who she adores.

Akino has been in love with her classmate Okada lately, but he has a girlfriend called “Nacchan” at another school.

She cannot help but think of this girl who Okada speaks fondly of.

Nacchan who Okada likes, Nacchan who has fair skin and uses a parasol, Nacchan who does not buy a textbook, saying it’s heavy, Nacchan who is pretty, Nacchan who has very few friends, Nacchan, Nacchan, Nacchan, Nacchan. One day, when Akino opened a closet, she found Nacchan there.

Nacchan appears repeatedly to Akino who is bewildered, and laughs innocently like someone precious.

And 10 years have gone by.

Cast & Staff

[Direction and screenplay]
Lynn Shuto
[Music]
POLTA (Ai Onae, Suguru Fukuda)
[Cinematography and editing]
Masaki Watanabe
[Lighting]
Daisuke Ogawa, Shintaro Yoshikawa

[Cast]
Natsumi Ikeda
Yuko Sugamoto

Directer's Profile

Lynn Shuto was born in 1995 and is currently in Gakushuin Women’s College. She started film making while in highschool. After enrolling at the college, she directed a short movie Sayonara Sawada Sensei (Goodbye, Mr. Sawada). Her next work, a medium-length movie Kagaya Dake Ga Suki (My love is only for Kagaya) received the Nihon Eiga Senmon Channel award at the 8th Shimokitazawa Film Festival. The third film that she directed, Let’s Sleep Together Again, won double awards, Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu Prize) and Special Jurys’ Award, at the Pia Film Festival 2016.

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