Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00PM
Fruits of Passion (Les fruits de la passion)
A heady admixture of sexual and anti-imperialist fantasy, Fruits of Passion is a loose adaptation of Pauline Réage’s sequel to her erotic classic The Story of O and stars Klaus Kinski as a lecherous and wealthy wastrel. Although operating in a more lush and theatrical vein than Nagisa Oshima or Koji Wakamatsu, Terayama shares his contemporaries’ fascination with the possibilities and limits of the intermingling of sexual and political revolution.
Directed by Shuji Terayama. With Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Illiers, Arielle Dombasle
France/Japan 1981, 35mm, color, 90 min. French, Japanese, English & Cantonese with English subtitles
Curated by Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross with Haden Guest.
Film descriptions by Haden Guest and Becca Voelcker.
Presented in partnership with Anthology Film Archives; National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the George Eastman Museum, with the generous support of the Kinoshita Group. Special thanks: Theodore C. Bestor and Stacie Matsumoto—Reischauer Institute, Harvard; Hisashi Okajima, Akira Tochigi and Chizuru Usui—National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; the Japan Foundation; Jed Rapfogel—Anthology Film Archives; Julian Ross; Go Hirasawa.
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