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Wet Woman in the Wind

March 24, 2017

Wet Woman in the Wind

(Dir. Akihiko Shiota, 2016)

Los Angeles premiere!


8:00 PM


8:30 PM


Downtown Independent
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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One  afternoon, a young woman gets across by bicycle in front of a man  pulling a two-wheeled cart. The man named Kosuke avoids the bustle of  the city and is living in a mountain lodge. He used to play an active  role as a playwright, but lives a quiet life to escape from the past.  The bicycle-girl is named Shiori. She works at a café as if nothing  has happened, manipulating the café owner with her young and attractive  body, while even wearing his estranged wife’s clothes. Shiori, with a  lot of vital energy and sexual desire, physically involves herself with  people around Kosuke one after another. Consequently, Kosuke is also  forced to be caught up in a spiral of desire... (Nikkatsu)

[An] adult,  always amusing battle of attraction and repulsion played out in ever  more hilarious variations... Of course, this includes ever wilder sex,  habitually practiced even while working, phoning, or eating—it becomes  the art of life.

- Christoph Huber, Cinema Scope

A  formal genre exercise with energy to spare, and a cheerfully dirty  mind... It’s an astonishingly athletic performance from both Mamiya and  Nagaoka, and an absurdly enjoyable film.

- Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

A  triumph of spontaneity and freedom within tight production and budget  constraints, a lively box of surprises reinventing classic screwball  tropes with a dose of subversive Marx Brothers anarchy injected into the  proceedings.

- Jorge Mourinha, MUBI Notebook

Shiota  rises to [Nikkatsu's] restrictions with flair and energy...  [nodding] to his own back-catalogue, to Howard Hawks' screwball classic Bringing Up Baby,  and to several Roman Porno classics along the way.

- Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Infused with an unstoppable energy, which shouldn’t let us overlook the delectable subtlety of [Shitoa's] mise-en-scène  and dialog.

- Aurélie Godet, Pardo Live

(Available to download after screening date)

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