Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

  • Documentary
  • 1h 38m
  • 1974

In his most personal film, Kazuo Hara works through his unresolved feelings for Miyuki Takeda—a fiercely independent radical feminist, his ex-wife and mother of his infant son—by filming her over the course of a year as she moves to Okinawa with their infant son, begins a relationship with a woman, gets pregnant by a Black American G.I., organizes with other women, works as a go-go dancer and ultimately gives birth completely unassisted. A work of naked self-reflection for Hara, Extreme Private Eros is also a fascinating collaborative project that dives into the messy intersection of politics, art and love within the unconventional three-way relationship between Hara, Takeda and Hara’s then-pregnant girlfriend and producer Sachiko Kobayashi—who, in one of the film’s most memorable sequences, appears on screen to interview Takeda about Hara as an artist and lover.

Streaming in the U.S. from June 4-July 2 as part of Cinema as Struggle: The Films of Kazuo Hara & Sachiko Kobayashi


Kazuo Hara





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