Female is comprised of five shorts. “Momo”(Peaches) is about a 29yr old woman who goes back to her hometown for a funeral many years after moving away. The woman was involved in a scandal with her teacher when she was young, when people found out she and her family moved to Tokyo. “Taiyô no mieru basho made” (Drive Until you See the Sun) is about a old hostess who gets robbed inside a taxi by a young woman at knife point. The taxi is being driven by another woman, she has also been robbed and is being forced to drive around the city. “Yoru no shitasaki” (Licking Nights) is about a female factory worker who is keeps getting hit on by her superior, but she does not like him she likes someone in the accounting department. She agrees to go on a date with her superior if he agrees to give her a vacation first. On her vaction she buys a strange object which allows her to control her dreams. “Megami no kakato” (Heels of the Muse) tells the story of a boy who tutors his girlfriend at her house but, is obsessed with her attractive mom. “Tamamushi” (Jewel Beetle) is a short about a middle aged woman who lives in a small village. She has no job but, is supported by a rich old man in exchange for sex. —http://www.am-addiction.com/
Ryūichi Hiroki (廣木 隆一 Hiroki Ryūichi?) is a Japanese artist, film director, and film editor. Ryūichi Hiroki is now one of the most prolific film directors in Japan. He is a pioneer in using digital video to shoot theatrical films in Japan. When he wanted to learn about making films as a student, he found a training opportunity in the pink film industry, a genre of erotic films produced exclusively for theatrical release since the early 1960s. He first produced the erotic film Seigyaku-Onna wo Abaku (Catch the Woman Out) in 1982. Hiroki left this genre when he received a scholarship at the Sundance Company in Tokyo. During his stay at Sundance, he wrote the script which he later developed into his 2000 film Tokyo Trash Baby. He is described by one film critic as one of Japan’s most fascinating film makers. —Wikipedia
Miwa Nishikawa (西川美和 Nishikawa Miwa?, born July 8, 1974 in Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima) is a Japanese director. Hirokazu Koreeda produced her feature film Wild Berries (2002) after she worked as an assistant director on his Distance. She was given the Best New Director award at the 2004 Yokohama Film Festival for her film Hebi ichigo. —Wikipedia
Suzuki Matsuo is a Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter. He was born on December 15, 1962 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Constant comparisons to such distinctive celluloid experimentalists as David Cronenberg and David Lynch may give the uninitiated an idea of what to expect aesthetically and thematically from the works of renegade Japanese filmmaker/actor Shinya Tsukamoto, though as complimentary as they may be, the comparisons ultimately don’t do justice to the remarkably original and frantic essence of his hauntingly jarring cinematic nightmares. From the cringe-inducing, hyper-kinetic body horror of Tetsuo: The Iron Man to the creeping deliberation of Gemini, Tsukamoto’s intriguing body of work has isolated critics and audiences while building a strong fan base who share his technophobe paranoia and cyber-punk sensibility.
Born in Shibuya, Tokyo, in 1960, Tsukamoto found inspiration early in his childhood from the television series Ultra-Q. Making his directorial debut via Super-8 film around the age of 14, the future director later found creative outlet in painting and theater. Briefly putting… read more