Japan / 1974 / 92 minutes / DCP / B&W
A film that strips away the mirages of romance in the unsettling life of a Japanese feminist and her intersections with her obsessive ex-boyfriend, the filmmaker. While Kazuo states early on that the film was a way to keep his wife in his life, she takes over in painful revelations that also cast him into dark shadows. Halfway through the process, Hara even arranged for his new girlfriend, a producer, to join the shooting and engage in a conversation with the ex. Lovers, relationships, and issues of race and power in Okinawa, give way to sheer control of the female body as Miyuki gives birth and Hara rolls the camera, silently, stripping Eros of Erotica but challenging us with what emerges in its place.