Sexual Drive

Sexual Drive

Greek Premiere

An unconventional triptych – equal parts thriller, sex comedy, and gastronomy – following the seemingly unconnected lives of three people around Japan and their appetites, both culinary and carnal. In the first story, designer Enatsu worries about his sexless marriage. Next, office worker Akane is recovering from driving-induced panic attacks. In the final third, elite advertising agent Ikeyama wants to end a relationship with his lover. Connecting all three is a shabby man who calls himself Kurita. He appears and presents each with a secret. Both suspicious and revolting, Kurita gradually reveals to each deep, mouth-watering truths regarding their sexual drive… A thrilling surrender into desire.

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Direction: Yoshida Kôta
Script: Yoshida Kôta
Cinematography: Masafumi Seki
Sound: Mikisuke Shimadzu, Mouri Igarashi, Masato Komaki
Music: Akira Matsumoto
Actors: Tateto Serizawa, Manami Hashimoto, Ryo Ikeda, Honami Sato
Production: Shaiker
Producers: Tsuyoshi Gotô
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Japan
Duration: 70'
Contact: Fortissimo Films

Yoshida Kôta

Director Yoshida Kôta was educated at Waseda University and studied filmmaking at ENBU Seminar. His short film Coming With My Brother! (2006) received the Special Jury Award at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Domestically and internationally, Yoshida continued to gain recognition with Yuriko’s Aroma (2010, Special Mention Nippon Visions Award at the Nippon Connection) and Come As You Are (2011, nominated for the International Feature Competition at Raindance Film Festival). His short film Kyojima 3rd St., Sumida City screened at IFFR in 2012. Love Disease (2018) was awarded Best Actor at Asian Film Festival Roma.

Filmography

2010 Yuriko’s Aroma
2011 Come As You Are
2012 Kyojima 3rd St., Sumida City (short)
2012 Black Report (TV)
2012 Ochiki
2013 Usotsuki Paradox
2014 The Torture Club
2014 Onna no ana
2015 Sukimasuki
2018 Love Disease
2021 Sexual Drive