Introducing first-time actress Mey Kamaya, who has cerebral palsy, this accomplished debut feature from Japanese director HIKARI takes a tender yet unflinching look at a 23-year-old physically disabled woman’s quest to live her life on her own terms.
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...
| 115 minutes | 2019
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