I Am What I Am | QUEER AMSTERDAM 2024

I Am What I Am | QUEER AMSTERDAM 2024

This film is part of the Cinemasia x Asian Pride Film Club event, along with a screening of Solids by the Seashore (2023) on the 13th of July at 21:00.

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Thirty-year-old Kasumi, portrayed by Miura Tōko in her first screen role since Drive My Car (2021), has always been single and uninterested in romance, much to her mother’s frustration. Pressured into an arranged marriage meeting, she unexpectedly meets someone who understands her perspective. Supported by her lively friend Maho, Kasumi seeks to live authentically, free from the rigid expectations of love and marriage imposed on young women.

 

I Am What I Am is a sensitive and sincere exploration of asexual identity, challenging the conventional notion that romantic love is essential for fulfilment. This anti-romance film opens a window into the lives of those who defy societal norms, offering a rare and poignant depiction of the struggle for self-acceptance and the pursuit of personal freedom.

 


 

This screening includes a 35 minute panel aftertalk where we’ll delve into asexuality and queer (Asian) representation in cinema, exploring themes of (asexual)identity, cultural intersections, and heteronormative norms. Panellists, to be revealed soon, will offer unique insights and spark thought-provoking dialogue. Don’t miss this chance for introspection and meaningful conversation!

 

Asian Pride x Cinemasia Film Club is part of our Queer Amsterdam Hub for the month of July, click HERE for other hosted queer events.

Cast: Marika Itô, Takumi Kitamura, Atsuko Maeda

Land: Japan

Speelduur: 104 min

Taal: Japanese

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2021

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