Hold Me Back | 私をくいとめて
Winter Film Fest 2022

Romance, Comedy

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

...An entertaining eruption of laughs and tears, with no holding back.

Mark Schilling, The Japan Times

Honest, poignant, and with the true spirit of fantastic film at its heart

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Top Critic

This 72-hour screening is part of our lineup
for the JICC's Winter Film Fest!

Hold Me Back - International Trailer (English Sub) from the JICC on Vimeo.

Romance about the clumsy love life of a thirty-something woman who thoroughly enjoys being single by Director Ohku Akiko (Tremble All You Want, My Sweet Grappa Remedies).

Thirty-one year old Mitsuko (Non) loves her single life, but has a hangup. It's her inner voice named "A." One day, Mitsuko falls for Tada (Hayashi Kento), a younger guy who works in sales. Mitsuko decides to take action, all the while baffled by her inability to be bold and reckless like she was in her twenties.

Starring Non & Hayashi Kento

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