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서울국제여성영화제

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Zero As You Are

트레일러 재생

TOKOI Miyuki

  • Japan
  • 2019
  • International Premiere
  • 84min
  • 15 +
  • Blu-ray
  • color
  • Documentary

An elementary student takes a red backpack to school one day simple believing it to be pretty, until she realised the colour was gender specific and coded as male, beginning a sense of disharmony. The protagonist of this documentary is diagnosed with gender dysphoria at age 14, and based this diagnosis she wins an appeal for her middle school to accept her as a male student by the name of Takamasa. The film then follows Takamasa for 3000 days as he attempts to find and build his own identity. At this point the film may seem like another addition to the FTM (female to male) or MTF (male to female) transgender identity quest category, but Zero As You Are takes things a step further. The hint lies in the original Japanese title, translated into English as Sora and Konomi, which indicates the protagonist’s gender transition symbolically. However, Sora is the pronunciation of 空 (one of the Kanji characters in the protagonist’s name), which the protagonist chooses to be read differently as Taka, and combine it with another Kanji 雅 (Masa). Now the shift from being called Sora to Takamasa seems to complete his journey. However, he adapts to a new self with the name Konomi (木の実, the fruit of tree) and the new gender identity of Gender X. [HWANG Miyojo]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
326 2019-09-01 | 18:30 - 19:54 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 GV
613 2019-09-04 | 14:00 - 15:24 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8

Director

  • TOKOI Miyuki
    Miyuki TOKOI is a film director specializing in architecture and the arts, as well as issues that draw on the perspectives of socially vulnerable people. She also does work producing and directing news reports mainly in the UK and Japan. She studied films and television productions in the UK.

Credit

  • ProducerTOKOI Miyuki
  • Cast KOBAYASHI Sky/Acorn, YASHIRO Miyuki, NAKAJIMA Jun
  • Cinematography David ALLEN
  • Art director MOROZUMI Miyuki
  • Editor YOSHIDA Koichi
  • Music UEHATA Masakazu

WORLD SALES

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