July 14th, 2009 21:00:00
Since the early 60s, the Japanese film industry has nurtured a bizarre sub-world of low-budget soft-core porn known as 'pinku'. These films routinely belie their commercial raison d'etre with a wild imagination that we only wish colored North American erotic films, and for the last 40 years, legions of young Japanese filmmakers have been given a chance to earn their directing chops within this context.
This year, FANTASIA hosts a special Pink Film Spotlight series, with programming assistance from Jasper Sharp, author of the book Behind the Pink Curtain, from our friends at FAB PRESS. Jasper will appear in person to introduce the films, and the first in the series, Kan Mukai's BLUE FILM WOMAN plays Wednesday July 15th at 7:10pm in the Salle JA de Seve. For the full schedule of the Pink Films - also includeing SECRET HOT SPRING RESORT (1970), GUSHING PRAYER (1971), S+M HUNTER (1986) and YARIMAN (2008) - see the Behind the Pink Curtain Spotlight Series page HERE.
PLUS! More Pink Films screening at the Cinémathèque Québécoise as part of the retrospective L’Empire du désir, films érotiques japonais starting July 15th. See the details HERE.