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Jungo is an angry high school boy. Nothing is going well – he cannot focus on his studies nor on his relationship with his boyfriend. His main source of anger is his mother, Reina, a Filipina bar hostess. She has never told Jungo about his father, who he only knows through monthly child support payments. Jungo is haunted by his younger days when he was bullied for being mixed race, and still feels very much like an outcast. One day, unexpectedly, he finds an unfamiliar man in the living room, who turns out to be his mother’s new boyfriend. To his surprise, he learns that his mother and this man are soon to be married. Not being able to accept this, Jungo sets out in search of his real father.
Director Kasho Lizuka, who himself is transgender, puts a spotlight on marginalised people and explores issues arising from diversity in Japanese society and the LGBTQ+ community – an increasingly prevalent subject matter in current Japanese cinema.
Sun, 05 Feb 2023
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