Japan, 2018, 63 minutes
When: Monday, October 29, 7:30 PM
Hana Takahashi (Eri Nagai) and Ayumi Hoshino (Haruka Kobayashi), both deaf girls, meet through a sign language group and they fall in love. Hana goes back to her parents and comes out about dating a girl, Ayumi. Her parents ask her to leave. Hana is shocked, lost and feels rejected. Ayumi decides to take Hana to an event in Tokyo, a gathering of deaf LGBTQ. Will Hana find like-minded people, will she open her heart and finally accept herself?
Directed by Mika Imai who is also deaf, the film is told through sign language.
This screening is part of NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film Festival and is presented in partnership by Japan Society NY, NewFest and ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York.