Let's Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club
先生を流産させる会 (Sensei o Ryuzan saseru Kai)
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
Loosely based on a true story, and not for the faint of heart, the movie opens on five bored junior high girls staring into a rabbit hutch. Ringleader Mizuki grabs one of the rabbits, climbs to the top of a nearby slide, and punts the animal to the ground, killing it instantly. The other girls giggle, but Mizuki doesn't see what's so funny. Their teacher, Sawako (Aki Miyata) is four months pregnant, and stronger than the rest of her ineffectual colleagues. She wants to help her students, but she can't get their parents on the phone, and she's becoming increasingly concerned for her own safety and the safety of her unborn child. When the bravura finale comes, it's light-years beyond dime-store Western psycho-thrillers.
Japan. 2012. 60 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Written and directed by Eisuke Naito. With Aki Miyata, Kaori Kobayashi, Yuriko Onuma.
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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