Japan Foundation: Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me?

BBFC RatingJapan Foundation: Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me?

Showing: 25 March 2023

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Sat 25 Mar 2023

CertificateNot Rated
Year2021
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
DirectorHorie Takahiro
WritersHorie Takahiro
LanguageJapanese
CountryJapan
Running Time1HR 59MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles, Recommended 12+
SeasonThe Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023

A psychological game of cat and mouse ensues when love affairs are exposed in Horie Takahiro's comical yet piercing look at what makes a marriage survive.

Sawako works as a manga writer. Her husband of five years, Toshio is also a manga writer but suffers from writer’s block. Sawako suspects he is having an affair but instead of confronting him directly, she finds a more creative way to drop the hint: she begins to write a new manga dealing with adultery. Peeping in the work by Sawako, Toshio begins to suspect that she may know that he is having an affair and comes to believe that Sawako may be having an affair of her own.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 is organised by the Japan Foundation, with Major Support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, Athletia, and Clearspring and in Cultural Partnership with The Japan Society and JAL.

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