The Way of the Director (Eigakantoku ni Naru Houhou), Tomoko Matsunashi (director)
Two friends struggle to become filmmakers in Tomoko Matsunashi’s knowing, darkly comic satire of the Japanese film industry: Saito becomes a popular actress/director on the independent scene, while Kitagawa toils as a director-for-hire on porno films. When they meet again years later, Kitagawa suggests a dangerous collaboration that could bring them both fame – or at least infamy. Note: This film contains some disturbing images and frank sexuality.
2005, DV CAM, 94 min.
[Nippon Connection on Tour Collection.]
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Added by bfields on August 28, 2006