Film「Watashi wo Kuitomete」(Original Work by Risa Wataya・Director Akiko Oku)Won the "Audience Award" at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival in the "TOKYO Premier 2020" Category!




The closing ceremony for the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival was held on November 10th, and the only award this year in the competition category "TOKYO Premier 2020" the "Audience Award" which is determined by the general audiences' votes, presented "Watashi wo Kuitomete" (Hold Me Back" as the winner.

At the award ceremony, director Akiko Oku, who won this award for the second time in history since "Tremble All You Want" (2017), and NON, who starred in this work appeared together on stage.

【Audience Award】A Comment from NON Regarding the Win

"Thank you for this amazing award. Not only is the "Audience Award" the only award in the category this year, but it was decided by everyone in the audience who supported the film, which makes so happy.

Although it depended on me, to be called upon for this film by director Akiko Oku even though it's been so long since I have acted in a film, fills my heart with so much joy.

I want to show my appreciation to the staff, cast, director and everyone who made this film possible. Really, thank you so much. I believe a film is completed for the first time after an audience sees it, so I will treasure this award.

The film will release nationwide on December 18th. For those who have seen the film, I hope that you can get excited with me. And for those who enjoyed it, if you could please post on SNS and recommend to your friends, it would mean the world to me. Let's come together, so that many people can see the film! Thank you."

【「Watashi wo Kuitomete」Summary】
Mitsuko Kuroda is a 31-year old woman completely content on being alone (NON).
There is a reason she is able to have fun on her own. She has the councelor "A" communicating with her inside her head.
Whenever she has trouble dealing with others or she's feeling lost, she knows "A" will always give her the right answer.
She thought this lonely, yet peaceful relationship with "A" would last until she felt in love with the young salaryman, Tada-kun (Kento Hayashi).
Although, she has become used to a life of loneliness and unable to produce the courage she might have had towards love in her 20's, she believes that the feelings with Tada-kun are mutual and, although she struggles with herself, tries to take one step closer...

【「Watashi wo Kuitomete」Film Information】

Director Script : Akiko Oku
Original Work : Risa Wataya "Watashi wo Kuitomete" (Hold Me Back) (Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.)
Performers: NON, Kento Hayashi
Distributor:Nikkatsu Corporation
Production:RIKI Project
Planning Cooperation:the monkey and snake's ltd.
©2020『Watashi wo Kuitomete』Production Committee

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Film, "Watashi wo Kuitomete" nationwide roadshow from December 18th (Fri)!
Please look forward to it! Here are links of information from past articles!
Until the release, look forward to the various information!

・November 6th
On Stage for the Film, "Watashi wo Kuitomete" Complete Announcement Preview Stage Greetings (33rd Tokyo International Film Festival).

・October 20th
"Watashi wo Kuitomete" Starring NON, Official Trailer and Additional Cast Revealed & Poster Visual Lifted!! Furthermore, Stage Appearance Decided for November 5th Tokyo International Film Festival!

・September 29th
NON Starring in「Watashi wo Kuitomete」(Risa Wataya, Original Work・Director, Akiko Oku)has Been Listed in the Section「TOKYO Premiere 2020」 at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival!

・September 16th
NON Stars in "Watashi wo Kuitomete" Special Clips and Supporting Cast Revealed! Plus, Official Release Date!

・July 22nd
NON will Star in the Live Action Film for Risa Wataya's Original Novel "Watashi wo Kuitomete"!