Dance With Me
Shinobu Yaguchi, 2019 (103m)
After trading company employee Shizuka (Ayaka Miyoshi) encounters a shady hypnotist (played by Akira Takarada, of Godzilla fame) at a rundown amusement park, every time she hears music she is compelled to sing and dance! Desperate to break the curse, Shizuka embarks on a cross-country hunt for the shifty magician… Following the huge success of Survival Family at JFF18, we’re delighted to bring you the latest from its director Shinobu Yaguchi. Dance With Me is an energetic, light-hearted comedy that recalls classic Hollywood musicals and features a wonderful breakout performance from lead Ayaka Miyoshi. Yaguchi has again delivered another winning ensemble comedy, which has already delighted audiences at sold-out screenings around the world, including in Toronto, New York and Sydney. If you’re looking for an antidote for these current times, Dance With Me is the perfect escape.