1st Red Lotus Asian Film Festival Vienna – Opening Film

Sexual Drive by Yoshida Kota will open the 1st Red Lotus Asian Film Festival Vienna which will take place from May 12 – 15, 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

Sexual Drive by Yoshida Kota – Japan | 2021 – 70 minutes

Three vignettes, tied together by a rather rakish stranger named Kiru (SERIZAWA Tateto). He is a bit like the fool in a Shakespeare play, causing mischief and at the same time pointing to the truth by confronting the people with their sexual secrets. All of the stories revolve around a special dish, whether natto, mapo tofu, or ramen with extra backfat, creating an indistinguishable line between the hunger for food and/or for sex in the peculiar characters of the film. Kiru then leaves them in bewilderment, but almost always, his appearance is the push the person needed to find more truthfulness or fulfilment. A passionate plea for more pleasure in life, more lust! (Red Lotus 2022)

Screening Date:
May 12, 2022 | Thursday | Stadtkino | 19:30 pm


About the director:
Born in 1978, he was educated at Waseda University and studied filmmaking at ENBU Seminar. Since 2010 he has been participating at many national and international film festivals and has won numerous awards. Among his films are Yuriko’s Aroma (2010), Come as You Are (2011), Ochiki (2012), Sukimasuki (2015), Even Though I Don’t Like It (2016) and Love Disease (2018).

Main image: @Film Movement – Second Image: @Fortissimo Films

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