Season of treason
A Japanese war photographer sent to Vietnam returns home after losing his friend and colleague on the battlefield.
This first film by Atsushi Yamatoya as a director coincides with his departure from Nikkatsu to join Wakamatsu productions. Co-written with Masao Adachi, Season of Betrayal stands as the exploration ground for three major players of Japanese counter-culture. Even Wakamatsu considers this film exemplary: "When I saw it, it was a true revelation. With this film he succeeded in questioning the entire cinema grammar and the way films were made. I wanted to direct a film of that scope and it became The Embryo Hunts in Secret."
Uragiri No Kisetsu.1966
Black and white - 80mn - Original version with French subtitles
9 September 2021 15:15
17 September 2021 21:30
18 September 2021 17:30
- International premiere
- Presentation reserved to audience above 12
Production: Kôji Wakamatsu.
Screenplay: Masao Adachi, Kiyomi Tanaka, Atsushi Yamatoya.
Editing: Kansuke Guryû.
Music by: Masahiko Satô.
With: Yûzô Tatekawa, Juri Taniguchi, Hatsuo Yamatani.