Contrasting visions of world cinema
JAPAN | 115 minutes | 2019
Born with a disability, 23-year-old Yuma is a talented young artist who lives with her mother and dreams of breaking into the world of manga. When a hentai editor rejects her for her lack of worldly experience, Yuma resolves to change the situation. Japanese director Hikari’s debut feature tackles her heroine’s sexual awakening through a celebration of autonomy and the power of the imagination. With its surprising twists (including a visually inventive mid-film sequence) and the charm of first-time actress Mey Kamaya, herself a cerebral palsy sufferer, 37 Seconds is a powerful ode to difference.The film will be presented with French and English subtitles on October 20th.With the support of the Japan Foundation Toronto''Hikari’s Berlinale Audience Award-winning feature debut is an insightful and moving look at a young disabled artist’s coming of age." NOW Toronto
Berlin Film festival - Panorama Audience Award and CICAE Art Cinema Award
Toronto Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
2011 Tsuyako; short film 2013 A Better Tomorrow; short film 2014 Can & Sulochan; short film 2015 Where We Begin; short film
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FRANCE | 104 minutes | 2019
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SWEDEN, GEORGIA, FRANCE | 105 minutes | 2019
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JAPAN | 137 minutes | 2019
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