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Midnight Cinema

The Eye´s Dream

DIRECTOR SATO Hisayasu Midnight Cinema구분없음
Nation Japan, USA 2016102minDCPcolor Fiction
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A one-eyed female photographer with an eye obsession is asked to work on a documentary about the ´phantom limb´ phenomenon.

  • Review

    This is a pink horror movie by Sato Hisayasu who obtained the nickname ´Pink Devil´ because of Naked Blood: Megyaku(1996), Rampo Noir(2005), etc. Maya, a photographer, wanders around Tokyo to find the lost eye. The odyssey of deficiency desire and compulsion begins when Sata a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, comes to visit Maya´s studio. Mucus-like textured Images are reminiscent of An Andalusian Dog(1929) and A Clockwork Orange(1971). Inspired by Georges Bataille´s 『Story of the Eye』, The Eye’s Dream investigates gazing, visibility, invisibility and voyeurism. Regardless the narrative nightmares, reality & fantasy brilliantly alternate. The exciting story of the eyeball thief unfolds. Director Lucien Castaing-Taylor of Leviathan(2012) participated as a producer. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director SATO Hisayasu
    Screenplay YUMENO Shiro
    Producer SAKAGUCHI Kazunao, Verena PARAVEL, Lucien CASTAING-TAYLOR
    Cinematography MIKI Shigenori
    Art Director HAYASHI China
    Editor UKAI Kunihiko
    Sound UEDA Nakabe, TAN Yuji
    Music TADOKORO Daisuke
    Cast Marissa, SAKURAGI Rina, NAKANO Tsuyoshi, PANTA, KOBAYASHI Ryuju, SAGAWA Issei


SATO Hisayasu

Born in 1959, Shizuoka Japan. He has worked prolifically in the pinku eiga genre. The films he directed is The Bedroom(1992), Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano(2010), Hana-Dama: The Origin(2013), Hana-Dama: Phantom(2015).