- Screening Schedule
- Nov 23 (Sat.) 16:00 at Yokogawa Cinema
In order to escape her oppressive home life and stop working as a ghostwriter,
23-year-old Yuma, a naive comic book artist with cerebral palsy begins to illustrate erotic manga.
However, despite Yuma’s talent, Fujimoto, the editor in chief rejects her submission due her lack of sexual experience and tells her to come back once she has sex.
After a disastrous encounter at the Love Hotel, Yuma befriends Mai, a worldly sex worker and a caretaker Toshiya, leading her on an unexpected journey of painful,
but ultimately liberating truth.
Cast: Mei Kayama / Misuzu Kanno / Shunsuke Daito / Makiko Watanabe
Yoshihiko Kumashino / Minori Hagiwara / Haruka Imou / Shizuka Ishibashi / Yuka Itaya
Producer: Shin Yamaguchi / HIKARI / Katsuhiro Tsuchiya / Yasuhisa Matsudaira / Tomoko Asami
Year of production: 2019
Running time: 115’
Mei KayamaBorn in Osaka on 14th October, 1994. She became a cerebral palsy soon after her birth.Graduated from the Faculty of Social Welfare of Nihon Fukushi University, and obtained a social welfare qualification. In this film, women who have physical handicapped were recruited from all over Japan, and Hikari chose her out of about 100 applicants as the leading role. This is her first acting performance.
HIKARI is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her directorial debut feature 37 Seconds (19) premiered at the 69th Berlinale and received Audience Award and CICEA Art Cinema Award and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award. Other credits include Tsuyako (11, Winner of DGA Student Award etc), "A Better Tomorrow (13, Live action-Animated Adventure) and dance short film Where We Begin (15).