Japanese Film Festival 2019 THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY AND ACMI PRESENT

Dance With Me

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Musical meets road trip in this lighthearted comedy with an outstanding performance by Ayaka Miyoshi.

Shizuka is slowly climbing the corporate ladder at a big trading company in Tokyo while trying to keep her crush on her handsome, charming boss a secret. Envious of her lucky-in-love friends, she decides to visit a fortune teller to find out if she’ll ever get married. On her way there, she crosses paths with a young girl on her way to see a hypnotist (Akira Takarada), desperate to cure her shyness so she can star in her school musical. But when they arrive, the hypnotist confuses the two, cursing Shizuka to dance whenever she hears music – whether it’s on public transport, in a board meeting, or whenever a mobile phone rings! With an important meeting coming up, Shizuka is desperate to break the curse, so she embarks on a cross-country hunt for the shifty hypnotist, dancing the whole way.