Sexual Drive

  • Dir: Yoshida Kota

  • Japan, 2021, Japanese, 70mins, DCP

  • Cast: Hashimoto Manami, Sato Honami, Takeda Rina, Serizawa Tateto

Natto, Mapo Tofu and Ramen become aphrodisiac in a Japanese triptych, disrupting the apparent tranquil lives of married couples. In the revelation of the intricate erotica of food, characters fall into dramatic emotional crises: a designer’s sexless life confronted with lurid details of his wife’s sexual appetite; a woman’s sadomasochistic nature stirred up in cooking; and a lonely mistress’ fiery desire aroused in a noir-esque noodle bar – all evoked by a mystic, devilish man carrying a box of Chinese chestnuts, who gradually reveals their sexual cravings and unfulfilled fantasy.

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival


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