Friday, March 27, 2009
Two in Track Suits - Yoshihiro Nakamura (2008)
Based on the novel by Akutagawa Prize-winning author Yu Nagashima, "Two in Track Suits" tells the story of a father and son (played by Masato Sakai and Sheena & The Rokkets lead singer Makoto Ayukawa) who leave the frenetic pace and blistering heat of Tokyo behind to spend a summer in a cottage in Kita-Karuizawa. Directed by "Fish Story" and "The Glorious Team Batista's" Yoshihiro Nakamura.
Onibaba - Kaneto Shindo (1964)
Kaneto Shindo's erotic horror classic "Onibaba" follows a mother (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) who've been reduced to living like savages, killing errant samurai for food and goods during Japan's chaotic Sengoku era. Their murderous alliance is torn apart, though, when the a friend of the daughter's late husband returns from the battlefield and the mother does everything in her power to win his charms.