Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a scene from Midnight Swan (category: IIB, Japanese), directed by Eiji Uchida and co-starring Misaki Hattori.
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a scene from Midnight Swan (category: IIB, Japanese), directed by Eiji Uchida and co-starring Misaki Hattori.

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Midnight Swan movie review: transgender drama starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, once of SMAP, from The Naked Director’s Eiji Uchida

  • A middle-aged transgender woman’s life is upended by the arrival of a teenaged relative. Reluctant to take responsibility, she finds the will to nurture her
  • Uchida has dedicated his career to championing marginalised voices, and with this film he appears to have struck a chord with mainstream audiences

Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a scene from Midnight Swan (category: IIB, Japanese), directed by Eiji Uchida and co-starring Misaki Hattori.
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a scene from Midnight Swan (category: IIB, Japanese), directed by Eiji Uchida and co-starring Misaki Hattori.
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