Director: Taiki Sugioka
Japan / 2020 / 105 mins / Transgender Documentary
In Japanese and English with English subtitles

23 / 9 / 2022 (Fri) 19:45 – Broadway Cinematheque
25 / 9 / 2022 (Sun) 15:15 – MOViE MOViE Cityplaza

* Winner of The Best Documentary, Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival 2020,
Winner of The Best LGBT Documentary, Bangkok International Documentary Awards 2020
* Hong Kong Premiere

Just prior to entering her long professional career, Kaede Hatashima discards her masculine form and comes out to society as a transgender woman. In the brief respite between graduate school and her new job as an architect, she tests her wings as a woman for the first time. Through competing in a beauty contest and by giving lectures, Kaede gains attention as gifted and talented transgender woman. While in the media spotlight, she seeks an active role in expanding the prospects for other trans people. Internally, however, Kaede cannot shake the self-image of a son rejected by his father, which remains with her from childhood. An ambitious trans woman aiming for social achievement and a son secretly wishing to be loved and recognized. Grappling with these two identities, what kind of woman will Kaede design? This documentary tells an ongoing story, and captures the moment when the woman known as Kaede is born.