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MIDNIGHT SWAN ミッドナイトスワン

kincmok 14 May, Japan, LGBTQ, Panorama, Section, Studio/K

Dates & Tickets

Sat 14 May
16:50
Studio/K

TICKETS

Dutch premiere

Region

Japan

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Length

124 min

Director

Eiji Uchida

MIDNIGHT SWAN ミッドナイトスワン

Sat 14 May | 19:10–20:00 | Studio/K SK4 following the screening of Midnight Swan at 16:50
Panel discussion — CinemAsia x Studio/K x TranScreen : The Trap Door of Representation

Awarded Best Picture and Best Actor at the 44th Japan Academy Film Prize, Midnight Swan centers around Nagisa, a transgender nightclub performer in Tokyo. One day, she is abruptly asked to take in her young niece Ichika, who has been neglected by her mother. Living with Ichika proves uneasy at first, but when Ichika joins a trial lesson at a ballet studio, she astonishes the teacher and Nagisa with her talent. Realizing Ichika’s potential, Nagisa helps Ichika pursue her dreams and passions, and a familial bond between them begins to grow.

Content warning: contains scenes of sexual violence, suicide, and gender dysphoria.

CAST:
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Misaki Hattori, Asami Mizukawa, Tomorowo Taguchi

Director

Director: Eiji Uchida, 1971, Brazil

Films: Grateful Dead (2014), Lowlife Love (2015), Love for Sale (2017), The Naked Director (Netflix series 2019)

Awards: Udine – Golden Mulberry; Japan Academy Film Prize – Best Picture, Best Actor