Tsubota Yoshifumi at IFFR
Zipper and Tits
Two-part film gets into the head of two prostitutes, a young rent boy and a woman of thirty. In powerful, expressionist images, filled with sexual frankness, a wounding sense of loss is portrayed.
A special, exuberantly designed biopic about a Japanese manga artist, his muse Miyoko who regularly posed nude and the Tokyo artists' district where they lived in the 1970s. The young, unsuccessful artist suffering manga delusions clings obsessively to his girlfriend and the bottle.
The Shell Collector
The latest discovery by a blind shell collector puts the relationship between man and nature on edge: a rare mollusc that is extremely poisonous, but has a healing and hallucinogenic effect on some people. Can people resist the creature’s temptation, or will they put their lives at risk for a heavenly trip?