Portraits Of The Rainbow
- Thursday, May 30, 22:00 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2018, 79 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Ayumi NAKAGAWA
- Camera: Masami SUZUKI, Yukio MINAMI, Satoru MATSUURA
- Production & world sales: Temjin Co.Ltd
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Docs Award
This film focuses on the photographer Leslie KEE during the creation of his “Out in Japan” project, in which he portrays various people from the LGBTQ spectrum, hoping to push back against their invisibility within Japanese society. Director NAKAGAWA’s focus on the individual participants of the project leads to some immensely moving moments and shots.
Ayumi NAKAGAWA is a documentary film director who often focuses on groups on the margins of society. Her career began with her NHK-produced documentary feature PEASANT MUSICIANS IN CHINA (2003). With SOMEWHERE NOT HERE (2010), focused around her brother's coming out, she presents her first film centered on LGBTQ themes.