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Touching the Skin of Eeriness

Touching the Skin of Eeriness

Touching the Skin of Eeriness

2013 / 54min / DCP

DIRECTOR: RYûSUKE HAMAGUCHI

Hamaguchi’s haunting Touching the Skin of Eeriness begins with Chihiro moving in with his older half-brother Togo and Togo’s girlfriend Satomi after his father’s death. Embraced by Togo and Satomi but still terribly lonely, Chihiro becomes fixated on a dancer named Naoya, to whom he becomes a creative partner, the tension implicit in their so-close-yet-so-far dance routine opening the door to themes we might call Hamaguchi-esque: the inextricable, confusing interrelation of life and art very much visible in The Depths and Intimacies.

Screening as a part of the Ryūsuke Hamaguchi series, in conjunction with the release of his latest film ASAKO I & II.