37 Seconds

Feature Film

Feature Films

37 Seconds – dir. HIKARI, LA Premiere
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00 pm
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

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37 Seconds follows Yuma, a naive, yet talented comic book artist who is forced to ghostwrite for her best friend in order to hide her cerebral palsy from an unsympathetic culture. Answering a want ad for an erotic comic magazine leads Yuma on an unexpected course of sexual discovery that is in direct conflict with her protective, yet overbearing mother. A compassionate coming of age story about desire and self-discovery, 37 Seconds premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and received several awards including the Panorama Audience Award.

2019, 115 minutes, Japan | Written and directed by HIKARI; with Mei Kayama, Misuzu Kanno, Shunsuke Daito

HIKARI is an award-winning Japanese writer, director and producer. Her credits include Tsuyako (2011, Winner of the DGA Student Award for Best Female Filmmaker), Where We Begin (2015, Tribeca Film Festival) and A Better Tomorrow (2013, Lexus Short Film Series). She’s currently developing multiple projects including feature films and TV series. HIKARI is an alumna of Film Independent’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs, and Fast Track program.