Official Selection out of Competition | 115 min | 2019


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About the Film

After not breathing for 37 seconds at birth, 23-year-old comic book artist Yuma lives with cerebral palsy and an overprotective mother. In her quest to explore her sexuality and the true meaning of love and forgiveness—in spite of the fearful objections of her mother—the ambitious Yuma throws herself into the Tokyo night. The film won the CICAE Art Cinema Award, in addition to the Audience Award for Best Feature Film in the Panorama section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.




Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 115 min
Language Japanese with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Japan
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Hikari
Screenplay Hikari
Cinematography Stephen Blahut, Tomoo Ezaki
Music Aska Matsumiya
Editing Thomas A. Krueger
Producer Hikari, Shin Yamaguchi
Production Company Hikari Films, Knockonwood
Sound Design
Sound Hiroshi Ishigai, Sung Rok Choi
Cast Mei Kayama, Misuzu Kanno, Shunsuke Daitō, Makiko Watanabe, Minori Hagiwara, Haruka Imou

Film Contacts

Directed by: Hikari