Always glad to see proper representation on screen through the casting of an actor with cerebral palsy as a character with such.
37 Seconds, being the directorial debut of Hikari, tells a heartwarming story of Yuma, a comic artist with cerebral palsy as she finds a sense of her own independence - but also how she overcomes the restrictions she faces within her life, whether they be imposed by her overprotective but well-meaning mother or her own surroundings.
At the center of everything, it's also about how Yuma's treatment - even as a young adult, is unhealthy for her own growth. She's still being treated as if she were a child, her creative partner is always taking credit for her work, and thus seeing how Yuma is able to establish her own agency becomes all the more heartwarming.
Looking forward to what Hikari does next.
52 Films by Women, 2020: #19