Arakimentari. The subject is the reknowned (or reviled) japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. He’s considered to have changed the representation of female nudity in Japan. The film explores the artist behind the photos by documenting his work ethic and revealing the context in which he creates his work. There are also interviews with Bjˆrk and Takeshi Kitano. This is a wonderful presentation of a man, who is not as pervy as he seems–on second thought, maybe he is, but in a fun light hearted way. I know I wouldn’t mind having tea with him someday!
If your in NYC, head over to the ImaginAsian Theater. Everyone else, keep your eyes open for it. The DVD should be out in March, by Tartan.