Kô Nakahira

Kô Nakahira – Ryojin nikki AKA Hunter’s Diary (1964)

A complex and far from straight-forward Nakahira film about a womanizer suspected to be a serial killer. Read More »

Kô Nakahira – Getsuyôbi no Yuka AKA Only On Mondays (1964)

Directed by Ko Nakahira. With Mariko Kaga, Akira Nakao, Takeshi Kato. Yuka is a “good-time girl” from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal. Nakahira presents a shrewdly observed portrait of a modern, sexually assertive woman—an unsettling character for a changing but still patriarchal society. 93 min. – MoMA note: this film played under the title of Monday Girl for the MoMA’s Japanese film retrospective in 2005 Read More »

Kô Nakahira – Hensôkyoku AKA Variation (1976)

The man who lives in the past and The woman who abandoned a past. They were lovers 10 years ago, and had met again in Paris. Read More »