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Japan Society to Premiere New Films by Wakamatsu and Tsukamoto

Love Will Tear Us Apart is "a series of twisted, obsessive, heart-blazing love stories from Japan and Korea."
The DailyPetrel Hotel Blue

Back in November we posted the first trailer for one of two films we'll be seeing from Koji Wakamatsu this year. At the time, we thought the title would be Kaien Hotel Blue; turns out the title will be Petrel Hotel Blue and it'll be seeing its world premiere at New York's Japan Society as part of Love Will Tear Us Apart, "a series of twisted, obsessive, heart-blazing love stories from Japan and Korea."

The series opens on March 2 with the US premiere of Shinya Tsukamoto's KOTOKO, winner of the Orizzonti Jury Award in Venice last fall. Just yesterday, Todd Brown posted the first trailer at Twitch.

The schedule for the films that follow:

March 3. Hirokazu Kore-eda's Air Doll (2009), Lee Yoon-ki's My Dear Enemy (2008), Tsukamoto's Vital (2004) and A Snake of June (2003).

March 4. Hiroki Ryuichi's Vibrator (2003) and M (2006).

March 7. Wakamatsu's Petrel Hotel Blue and Running in Madness, Dying in Love (1969).

March 8. Hong Sang-Soo's Tale of Cinema (2005) and Wakamatsu's The Woman Who Wanted to Die (1970).

March 9. Lee Sang-il's Villain (2010).

March 10. Kim Ki-duk's Time (2006), Bad Guy (2002) and Dream (2008) and Jung Ji-woo's Happy End (1999).

March 16. Yukio Ninagawa's Snakes and Earrings (2008) and Nagisa Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses (1976).

March 17. Hideo Nakata's Chaos (2000) and Lim Woo-seong's Vegetarian (2009).

March 18. Mochizuki Rokuro's Minazuki (1999) and Lee Chang-Dong's Oasis (2002).

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