Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 38m


In his most personal film, Kazuo Hara works through unresolved feelings for his ex-wife Miyuki Takeda—a radical feminist and mother of his 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, Extreme Private Eros also dives into the messy intersection of politics, art and love in 1970s Japan, including a three-way relationship between Hara, Takeda and Hara’s pregnant girlfriend and producer Sachiko Kobayashi—who, in one of the film’s most memorable sequences, interviews Takeda about Hara as an artist and lover.


Streaming in the U.S. and Canada from June 4-July 2 as part of Cinema as Struggle: The Films of Kazuo Hara & Sachiko Kobayashi | Also available in the U.S. and Canada as a part of our discounted 5-Film Bundle 1 for $30

Director

Kazuo Hara

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

Introduction by Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi

To commemorate 50 years of Shisso Productions, Japan Society presents a newly-recorded introduction for Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 by Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi.

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