Atsuro Watabe, and Makiko Watanabe
In anticipation of the upcoming 10th edition of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 14-24, 2016) Japan Society NY will be screening Sion Sono’s notorious masterpiece about love, family, religion and upskirt photography.
After feeling rejected by his Catholic priest father for not having any sins to confess, high schooler Yu dives headfirst into sinning by becoming a master “peek-a-panty” photographer. Along the way, he gets entangled in an absurd love triangle involving his step-sister and his female alter ego, all the while being stalked by a parakeet-handling cult leader intent on taking everyone he loves away from him.
A fan-favorite at JAPAN CUTS in 2009 and one of the most memorable films released in the last ten years, Love Exposure is destined to be regarded as a classic of Japanese cinema.
I did not see the film at JAPAN CUTS in 2009, but did get ti watch some time ago. I give it a 3.5 out of 4 star rating; very highly recommended. See it this Friday if you haven't seen it before, see it again if you have.