NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

The World of Geisha

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The World of Geisha
Yojohan fusuma no urabari | Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1973
Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 72 minutes

Part of Nikkatsu’s “Roman Porno” series (movies with taboo-breaking simulated sex but heartfelt, authentic storylines), it’s widely considered to be among the best Japanese films of the 1970s. Shortly after the Russo-Sino War, an established geisha entertains a new customer––and, against the rules, falls in love with him. As Japanese imperial ambitions in the region grow, her fellow geisha embark on a host of different relationships with new clients, reflecting and criticizing the era’s politics.

Series: NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Venue: New York Film Festival

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