Thursday 10.10.19 from 7pm
PINK FLAMINGO CINEMA presents Empire of Passion
Nagisa Ōshima made EMPIRE OF PASSION (愛の亡霊,1978) two years after his infamous “Realm of the Senses”, but despite sharing themes of sexual obsession and rebellion the two films couldn’t be more different.
Far from the Tokyo decadence of SENSES, EMPIRE is deeply rooted both in the natural world of a remote Edo-period village, and the supernatural of a ghostly revenge kaidan as a pair of lovers defies tradition and embarks on a terrible path of self destruction.
*Please be aware this film contains depictions of sexual violence*
Doors at 7:30, movie 8pm. Entry by donation.
Pink Flamingo Cinema exists on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal People of the Eora Nation, from whom sovereignty was never ceded.
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