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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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.]

Official Website: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/events/film.html

Added by bfields on August 28, 2006

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