Skip to content

Directed by Akiko Ohku

Japan 2017 117 mins. In Japanese with subtitles

Socially awkward 24-year old-Yoshika (Matsuoka Mayu) has never had a boyfriend, but still holds a flame for an unrequited (and unannounced) crush from high school. When a colleague at work starts to take an interest in Yoshika, despite all her best efforts to dissuade him, he manages to strike up the beginnings of a relationship—until, suddenly, a new opportunity to pursue her old crush avails itself to Yoshika. As much about overcoming social anxiety and the emotional perils of being an adult virgin as it is a romantic comedy, Akiko Ooku’s adaptation hits a deeply earnest note through biting dialogue, the occasional musical number, and the exceptional performances of its leads.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.