Rin SHUTO 首藤凜
Unlock Your Heart
Nippon Visions ½
Ai has had a crush forever on her classmate Tatoe. When she finds out that Tatoe is in a secret relationship with another girl, she sets out to sabotage their plans for the future. Avoiding gender clichés, young director Rin SHUTO presents an unusual and complex high school drama based on a novel by Risa WATAYA.
About Rin SHUTO
Rin SHUTO, born in Tokyo in 1995, made her first films while studying at Waseda University. In 2016, her short film MATA ISSHONI NEYO NE was awarded at the PIA Film Festival. Since 2018, she has been working at TV Man Union as an assistant director for documentaries. Her feature-length debut PLEASE DON’T GO ANYWHERE (2017) received several awards at MOOSIC LAB 2017. UNLOCK YOUR HEART (2021 / NC ’22) is her second feature-length film, for which she wrote the script herself once more.