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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Kokuhakuteki Joyu-Ron

Fortnight 1972, Feature film, 123'


In this intricately layered Japanese film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them has experienced a traumatic event which contributes to their particular enjoyment of becoming someone else in dramatic roles. One was raped by a schoolteacher, another was sexually abused as a child by her step-father, and the third experienced the hysterical paralysis of her vocal chords due to some unknown cause.


Yoshishige Yoshida

Yoshida Yoshishige, one of the. central figures of post-new wave Japanese cinema.

Ineko Arima
Mariko Okada
Ruriko Asaoka

M.Yamada / Y. Yoshida

Genkichi Hasagawa

Prod : Gendai Eiga Sha 8-6-13-501 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo

Title in Original Version : Aveux, Théories, Actrices