Merry-Go-Round

My Beautiful Man ~Eternal~

SAKAI Mai|Japan|2023|103min |Korean Premiere |15+ |No Eng-Subtitle

Code Time Theater Rate GV
526 7/3  17:00 - 18:43 CGV Sopung 8 15  X
1007 7/8  16:30 - 18:13 Bucheon City Hall Main Theater 15  X
526 7/3  17:00 - 18:43CGV Sopung 8
15  X
1007 7/8  16:30 - 18:13Bucheon City Hall Main Theater
15  X

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Program Note

'Hira,' a taciturn individual with no friends, and 'Kiyo,' the most popular boy in school, become lovers and start living together after numerous twists and turns post-high school graduation. As university graduation looms, 'Hira,' who has become a cameraman's assistant, starts distancing himself from 'Kiyo,' now a popular actor, out of a desire not to hinder his success. Consequently, the two slowly start to drift apart.

Program Note

The theatrical version of My Beautiful Man, which has many fans domestically, depicts the mid-20s of Kiyoi and Hira. Kiyoi has become a popular young actor, while Hira works as an assistant to a university graduate and a photographer. The two of them continue their lives together in a stable romantic relationship, but Hira’s adoration for Kiyoi remains unchanged. He takes on all the household chores to make Kiyoi feel comfortable. However, Kiyoi is somewhat saddened by Hira’s attitude, which is more like worship and admiration than love. Kiyoi hopes that Hira will take pictures of him, but Hira firmly believes that he isn’t a appropriate one to take.
Regardless one’s familiarity with the BL genre’s conventions, it is enjoyable to witness the shining youth of their twenties as they find confidence and certainty in themselves, and learn how to love their partners better. Through giving and receiving mutual affection instead of one-sided devotion, their relationship is redefined, and enters a more mature phase, moving towards “eternal love”. (KIM Sukyun)

Director

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SAKAI Mai

Born in Nagano in 1991, she began creating films during college, gaining recognition at film festivals. Her film, Be a Light to the World (2015) won multiple awards, leading to her commercial debut with Opening Night (2017) She further expanded into TV dramas with Love and Fortune (2018) and has directed various music videos for artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Nissy.

Credit

Producer Lisa ENDO, YOON Yanghoi, TANAKA Miyu
Screenplay TSUBOTA Fumi
Author of the Original Work NAGIRA Yu
Cinematographer HIRANO Rei
Editor IWAMA Norihiro
Cast HAGIWARA Riku, YAGI Yusei