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MIDNIGHT SWAN

Winner of the 2021 Japanese Academy Awards for Best Film, Best Lead Performance and Best Newcomer.

Nagisa is a transgender woman. Growing up as a man in Hiroshima, Nagisa faced prejudice and was ostracized by society. She moves to Tokyo where she works as a dancer in a nightclub. Her distant niece, Ichika is a middle school student neglected by her mother. After being kicked out of her home, Ichika travels to Tokyo and starts living with Nagisa and pursues ballet. Although initially reluctant, Nagisa takes care of Ichika and starts to develop maternal feelings for her for the first time.

This powerful and heartrending film features shattering performances by its two leads and shines a light on the struggles faced by the LGBTQ community in Japan. 

 


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Director
Eiji Uchida
Starring
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Misaki Hattori, Asami Mizukawa
Premiere
Canadian Premiere
Date
Runtime
124 min

Admission

Fee

General: $15
JCCC member: $12
*tax included

No exchange or refund.
In Japanese with English Subtitles

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