• Directed by Shunya Ito
  • Starring Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe
  • SILK + BULLETS - The Sisterhoods of Revenge
  • 1971 | 88mins | Japan | (18)

Joshû 701-gô: Sasori

After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi, a detective in cohorts with the mob with whom she was whole-heartedly in love, Matsushima’s desire for revenge knows no bounds.

Presented as part of "Silk and Bullets: The Sisterhoods of Revenge".

The season brings together four female revenge tales spanning the decades from the 60s to the 90s. Cinematic boundaries blur as the French New Wave merges with Hitchcock-esque suspense, alongside a Japanese pinky violence extravaganza, an audacious Hong Kong psychological thriller gem, and a standout US cult classic. Going beyond the complexities of sex exploitation, the films vividly portray the transformation of female protagonists, resonating with the strength of resilience and empowerment.

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Curated by Chun Chun Wong. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.