Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 + Intro (1974)

Location Bertha DocHouse, Director Kazuo Hara, Country Japan, Duration 98, Date Event has passed

His most controversial, voyeuristic work, in Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974, Kazuo Hara turns the camera on his ex-wife, radical activist Takeda Miyuki, following her as she navigates new relationships (with a woman, and with a American GI in Okinawa), raises their son, and experiences life as an outspoken feminist in conservative 1970s Japan. While Extreme Private Eros is ostensibly a record of Miyuki’s journey, she proves to be the perfect cinematic device for Hara to reveal the most intimate details of his own fascinating life too, unleashing her thoughts on him as a partner, a person, and a filmmaker.

Kazuo Hara will introduce the film, and a masterclass (booked separately) with the director will follow the screening.

Supported by Japan Foundation London