Genre: Drama/Youth Film •100 min •1999
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.
Mizuhashi Kenji, Tsugumi
in Japanese with English/Polish subtitles
City Culture Institute (Instytut Kultury Miejskiej) in Gdansk, 06.10.2019, 16:45