In the Realm of the Senses
A servant and former geisha, Sada (Eiko Matsuda), becomes sexually obsessed with her married employer, a businessman called Kizochi (Tatsuya Fuji). He in turn becomes captivated with her, until their every waking hour is spent making love. However, as the relationship intensifies, their sexual acts become more and more dangerous and aggressive, cumulating in a shockingly fatal undertaking. Oshima’s (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) taboo-breaking film, notorious for its actual sex scenes, was screened at the 1977 Sydney Film Festival, but was subsequently cut by the censors and given an R-rating. Decades after its initial release Ai No Korîda (literally translated as ‘bullfight of love’) retains the power to provoke and offend.
Tickets are only available as a package of all 4 films in the All Night Cine-Love In. You must be 18+ to attend this event. There will be a short interval between each film.
Session times: 10pm: Eraserhead; 12:05am: In the Realm of the Senses; 2am: O Lucky Man!; 5:10am: Female Trouble