Japanese Horror Week: Audition

First show: October 25

It turns into a hallucinatory nightmare of female revenge that will pin back the audience’s eyelids.  -Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle

WLvkyjBp601Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike creates this unnerving horror film about a widowed TV producer auditioning prospective wives. In his search, one candidate particularly stands out, a lovely ex-ballerina dressed in white. The widower cannot believe his good fortune, until he starts looking more closely at his potential bride-to-be: her autobiographical details don’t quite check out, she has a number of ugly scars on her legs, and he learns that people in her life have a habit of disappearing. When he discovers a man trussed up in her living room with his tongue and feet lopped off, he concludes that she is perhaps not the woman of his dreams. Audition was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Directed by Takashi Miike,115min, 1999, Japan, 35mm.


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