|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
Minami is a slightly boyish type of girl, and Sumire has an attractive face that somehow always softens the hearts of those around her. How do these two ordinary-looking girls, who could exist anywhere, have their love for each other reciprocated? How do they meet, under what circumstances, and what decisive factors affect the outcome?
Every scene betrays the audience’s expectations. Embarrassment created by formal betrayal leads to betrayal of the story, and at the end, delight emerges out of these betrayals. As this aspect corresponds with the theme of the work, we realize that the “meeting” or relationship we expect to have while we watch a film – and further, gender and sexuality – are all just conventions. That is, the director seems to be pushing for deviation from institutionalized gender and sexuality through rough but strong directing, even pursuing their deconstruction, and this spirit provides the audience with emotional release. [LEE Yumi]
YAMATO U-kiYAMATO U-ki
Yuki YAMATO made her debut with Anoko ga Umibe de Odotteru in 2012. Her name got known to wider public by the hit of Drawing Love starring Nana KOMATSU and Masaki SUDA in 2016, which drew audiences totaling approximately 600,000 people and recorded the box office of USD 7 million. Her latest movie Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (original title) is waiting its release by Toei Company, Ltd. in 2019.