Film


Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me?

Dir: HORIE Takahiro
Cast: KUROKI Haru, EMOTO Tasuku, Nao
119mins   2021   Japan   12A   Japanese    Subtitled   

Part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023

(Sensei, watashi no tonari ni suwatte itadakemasenka?, 先生、私の隣に座っていただけませんか?)

Manga artist Sawako (KUROKI Haru) has been married to her husband, Toshio (EMOTO Tasuku), for five years. But Toshio is secretly having an affair with Sawako’s editor, Chika (Nao). One day, peeping at Sawako’s new manga about adultery, he is mentally trapped by the thought that his wife might have found out his secret.

The manga story then unfolds to show Sawako having a love affair with a younger driving instructor (KANEKO Daichi). Is this manga a complete fantasy? Toshio trembles with fear and jealousy, and so begins the comical game of cat and mouse.

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Showtimes


Thu 2 March

13:30