Wet Woman in the Wind
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An avant-garde Japanese film for the Asian Valentine's Day? "Wet Woman in the Wind" is a nod to the Japanese adult cinema classic and, at the same time, its subversive reinterpretation. A femme fatale in skinny jeans, an unfulfilled writer searching for solitude, a post-hippie theater company, a pinch of slapstick, and a game filled with erotic tension, governed by some pretty absurd rules.
The director references one of the most ambitious and surprising works of "pinku eiga," the popular erotic cinema that sheltered many a defiant artist in the 1960s and 1970s. He also freshens up the genre, looking critically at the stereotypical portrayals of the relationships between men and women, making fun of the conventional roles and the conventional ways of showing fits of passion. The result is a story filled with energy and surreal humor, successfully combining steaming-hot scenes with a meaningful message.
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
2019 Sayonara kuchibiru