Color - 144mn - Original version with French subtitles
9 September 2020 18:45
11 September 2020 21:00
- French premiere
- Presentation reserved to audience above 12
Produced by: Genjiro Arato, Kenji Itô.
Screenplay by: Yôzô Tanaka.
Editing: Nobutake Kamiya.
Photography: Kazue Nagatsuka.
Music by: Kaname Kawachi.
With: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi.
After meeting in a seaside town, Aochi and Nakasago, two retired teachers and colleagues, meet the geisha O-ine. Six months later, Aochi learns that Nakasago got married, and paying him a visit, he notices his wife's strange resemblance to O-ine.
Zigeunerweisen opens the ball, setting the tone with characters dragged into libertine adventures that take them to the other side of the mirror. Ero guro esthetics are already prevalent in this distortion of reality leading to the supernatural, but always allowing the benefit of doubt, hallucinations and imaginary monsters. The mechanics of fantasy contaminate the editing as well as the narration: Suzuki drives his film like a promenade through sumptuous paintings.