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Afternoon Breezes

Kazetachi no gogo

Directed by Hitoshi Yazaki
Japan, 1980
Drama, Romance, LGBT+


An early lesbian-themed Japanese film, and indie legend Hitoshi Yazaki’s feature debut.

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Afternoon Breezes Directed by Hitoshi Yazaki

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  • Anthony De Luca's rating of the film Afternoon Breezes

    A beautiful, sad story about unrequited love that turns into obsession and ultimately leads to tragedy. In the wrong hands this could have easily been just another hentai daydream, but instead Yazaki uses restraint in storytelling. The tone is understated and measured, opting to focus more on human emotion rather than the titillating. Shot on 16mm, it's rough around the edges in a beauty-in-imperfection kinda way.

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