Friday, July 13, 2012
The Atrocity Exhibition (2 short features and 1 short back to back)
North American Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival
Yoshiaki and Keiko are a normal couple, except that Yoshiaki suffers from violent seizures. Under hypnosis, he speaks in an unknown, alien language. Yoshiaki's doctor wants to institutionalize him, but Keiko refuses to give up on her husband. Unfortunately, the bugs that live in Yoshiaki's mind are growing insatiable, and soon he begins to transform into an insectoid horror. The first long-form feature from newcomer Hajime Ohata, Henge grossed out the audience at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Ohata's theme is unconditional love versus disease, and the bravura Michael Bay-with-50-cents finale is a mighty roar of underground filmmaking brio.
2012. 54 minutes. HD Cam. In Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hajime Ohata. With Kazunari Aizawa, Aki Morita, Teruhiko Nobukuni.
18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
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