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Japan Society very recently announced its next film series, and it going to be great! (No surprise there; Japan Society has consistently presented outstanding films.) The series contains nudity, violence and strong sexual content, which makes it 3 for 3 in my book. Here's the announcment:
Bad romance, blind love, amour fou! This spring, we screen a series of twisted, obsessive, heart-blazing love stories from Japan and Korea, because, after all, it takes two to tango and at least two to tumble...
The 20+ film lineup, mostly from the past decade, includes the U.S. premiere of Shinya Tsukamoto's latest film, KOTOKO, and the world premiere of Koji Wakamatsu’s Petrel Hotel Blue, as well as Hirokazu Kore'eda's Air Doll, Nagisa Oshima's arch-classic In the Realm of the Senses, Yukio Ninagawa's Snakes and Earrings, Lee Sang-il's Villain, Lee Chang-dong's Oasis, and Kim Ki-duk's Bad Guy, among other twisted tales of star-crossed lovers on the rocks and on the run.
Film and schedule information here.
Tickets go on sale February 1st.