Snakes and Earrings
Japan. 2008. 123 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yukio Ninagawa. With Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kengo Kora, Arata, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Toshiaki Karasawa.
Suitable for 18 years and over.
Based on the best-selling novel about a woman who decides that her one goal in life is to have her tongue split, this is the sexy body modification movie you’ve been waiting for. Yuriko Yoshitaka gives an incredibly raw, totally exposed performance that’s cleaning up at the awards and she’s the anchor for this emotional, erotic, disturbing and seductive movie for anyone who ever looked at a pierced tongue and thought, "Well, maybe…" . [Description courtesy of Subway Cinema.]
Preceded by the short, Hair (South Korea, 2004, 15 min., color), directed by Jang Joon-hwan (Save The Green Planet). With Shin Ha-Kyun (Save The Green Planet). A short created for the Next Search Film Festival, Hair is a fantasy drama in which chest hair truly tears lovers apart.
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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- Friday, March 16, 2012
- 7:30 pm