Midnight Swan

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Director: Eiji Uchida
Cast: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hattori Misaki, Asami Mizukawa
Japan / 2020 / 125 mins / Transgender Drama, Family 
In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles

25 / 9 / 2021 (Sat) 17:00 – Premiere Elements
25 / 9 / 2021 (Sat) 17:20 – Premiere Elements

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Winner of Best Picture, Best Actor and Best New Actor at the 44th Japan Academy Film Prize, Winner of Gelso d’Oro (Golden Mulberry Award) at the 23rd Udine Far East Film Festival, winner of Best Newcomer Award at 2021 Japanese Movie Critics Awards, Winner of Best Actor at Blue Ribbon Awards 021 from The Association of Tokyo Film Journalists

Nagisa is a transgender woman working at a nightclub in Tokyo, where she performs a drag version of Swan Lake for the amusement of her clients. Her niece, Ichika, suffers from parental neglect. Since she need the money, Nagisa agrees to take her in. Ichika develops a passion for ballet, and places herself in danger in order to finance her dance classes. When Nagisa realizes the talent Ichika has for dancing, she becomes determined to help her fulfill her dream of becoming a ballerina. Winner of multiple awards, including the 44th Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Picture, Midnight Swan is a powerful reminder of the importance of seeing through appearances, and of pursuing our dreams.