The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 81 minutes
Letting go is hard when you’re young. Letting go when you’re older is… still hard. A stand-alone sequel to past CIFF favorites “Surrogate Valentine” (CIFF 35) and “Daylight Savings” (CIFF 36), I WILL MAKE YOU MINE reintroduces audiences to protagonist Goh Nakamura (as himself) and his past loves, Rachel (played by director Lynn Chen), Yea-Ming, and Erika. Reaching towards the future with one foot firmly planted in the past, each woman wrestles with her personal history with Goh in the context of their current midlife crises. Rachel craves affection, Yea-Ming is stuck in a creative rut, and Erika needs a new start. Goh, once an aspiring indie musician with a voice like honey, now swears off music and works a day job. Old friends and lovers reconnect as they search for reassurance, but will nostalgia get the best of them? Sweet, funny, and sprinkled with moving original songs from Goh, this black and white lo-fi rom-com gives characters once labeled “love interests” the chance to grow into their own. — D.O.
Near West Theatre
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM ET
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:20 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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Bill Otto, Carl Nenzén Lovén
Lynn Chen, Yea-Ming Chen, Ayako Fujitani, Goh Nakamura, Joy Osmanski, Mike Faiola, Tamlyn Tomita, Ayami Riley Tomine