Moonlight Whispers (Gekkō no sasayaki)

Genre: Drama/Youth Film •100 min •1999

Shiota Akihiko Retrospective

Satsuki and Takuya are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been stealing Satsuki’s soiled clothing and secretly surveilling her while imagining her subjugation of him. Disgusted, Satsuki rejects him – but he persists, and she discovers her own pleasure in manipulating and humiliating him. Based on the manga Gekkō no sasayaki by Kikuni Masahiko, inspired by Tanizaki Jun’ichirō’s works.


Shiota Akihiko


Mizuhashi Kenji, Tsugumi


in Japanese with English/Polish subtitles

Special Guest(s)

Shiota Akihiko

City Culture Institute (Instytut Kultury Miejskiej) in Gdansk, 06.10.2019, 16:45