Archive - 11th Five Flavours Film Festival
Wet Woman in the Wind
Awards and festivals
An attractive playwright renounces all relationships with women and moves to a provincial hermitage, but a provocative, unpredictable girl appears in his path. The initial misunderstanding quickly turns in to an erotically loaded game with unusual rules. On top of that, an avant-garde theatrical company, managed by someone from the protagonist’s past, appears on his doorstep.
Filled with plot twists, the film is the director’s play with the expectations of the audiences and the conventions of the genre. The production, shot according to the rules set by Nikkatsu, is so much more than just a surreal sex-comedy. Despite the tiny budget and just seven days of shooting, "Wet Woman in the Wind" mesmerizes with its original plot, nonchalant realization, and the ability to combine spicy scenes with a meaningful message. Shiota creates a subversive story about relationship dynamics, analyzes power relations, and undermines commonplace assumptions about relations between men and women, creating an ironic, vivid, and extremely hot narration.
Born in Kioto in 1961, studied at the Rikkyo University where he joined the film club. His first independent productions were praised at the PIA independent cinema festival. After his feature debut, he received the Japanese Directors Association award for promising filmmakers. After a few ambitious, critically-praised productions, he turned to commercial cinema, but has never entirely left the world of independent cinema.
1999 Gekko no Sasayaki / Moonlight Whispers
2001 Szkodnik / Gaichu / Harmful Insect
2005 Kono mune ippai no ai wo / A Heartful of Love
2005 Kanaria / Canary
2014 Dakishimetai / I Just Wanna Hug You
2016 Wilgotna kobieta na wietrze / Kaze ni nureta onna / Wet Woman in the Wind