A comment and a question
jennang156 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 14 13:45:40 EST 2010
I have been lurking for a while and really enjoy the list and its various
discussions. Am now raising my head out of obscurity to first
make a quick comment and then unabashedly tap the collective wisdom of
The comment: there's a marvellous film programme right now at
the ICA in London (and advised by Jasper Sharp, whom I know is also on this
list). There are Japanese film programmes galore, but this one has a
focus on women - "This year’s Japan Foundation annual touring film
programme looks at contemporary Japanese cinema made for, about, and by
women" - which I thought, apropos to a previous post sometime back
about female Japanese directors, or lack of (?), was thus worth a
mention. The link for more information can be found here.
My question is this: does anyone know of any other Japanese
rape-revenge film besides "Freeze Me"? For some reason I had thought it
a relatively well-represented horror sub-genre in Japanese cinema, but cannot actually
find any other titles. ("Audition" is more suggestive of abuse rather
than sexual assault, although I can see the same operative structure).
Any reading suggestions on this topic and specifically Japanese
cinema-oriented (ie, not Carol Clover, Lehman, Read etc) would also be
appreciated (I'm already aware of Lafond and Colette Balmain, and the
various online articles in sensesofcinema, Asia Pacific Arts Online).
Many thanks in advance!
Jenna Pei-Suin Ng, LLB, MA, PGDip, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities
HUMlab / Department of Culture and Media
901 87, Umeå, Sweden
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