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
Pablo is a model of good behaviour. He’s devoted to his wife and two kids, he goes to church regularly, life’s good and the money’s flowing in. When...
FRANCE, GUATEMALA, LUXEMBOURG | 107 minutes | 2019
Shot between 2016 and 2018 in the run-up to the election of Jair Bolsonaro and premiering at Cannes as part of the festival’s 2019 ACID lineup, Indianara...
BRAZIL | 84 minutes | 2019
Shtip, January 19. Once a year, male swimmers compete to get their hands on a cross thrown in the water by a priest. But this year, Petrunya manages to...
NORTH MACEDONIA, BELGIUM, SLOVENIA, FRANCE | 100 minutes | 2019
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