Shogo KUSANO 草野翔吾
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Closeted teenager Jun seizes the opportunity to enter an alibi relationship when his schoolmate Sae confesses her love to him. But soon his fake reality is about to fall apart. Shogo KUSANO’s sensitive coming-of-age drama is based on a popular novel celebrated in Japan for its authentic portrayal of the situation of queer teenagers.
Mon., June 06, 2022
Original with English subtitles
Nippon Connection On Demand
Kanojo ga sukina mono wa
Shogo KUSANO based on a novel by Naoto ASAHARA
Fuju KAMIO, Anna YAMADA, Oshiro MAEDA, Ryota MIURA, Akana IKEDA
About Shogo KUSANO
Shogo Kusano was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1984. While studying Sociology at Waseda University, he made his first feature film, MOGERA WOGURA (2009). After the success of his second, independently produced film EMPTY (2012), he made the manga adaptation BITTERSWEET (2016). In addition to his fictional films, many of which are coming-of-age stories, he also regularly produces music videos and television dramas.