EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG 1974 /
EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG 1974
A tell-all account of the turbulent relationship between the filmmaker and his ex-wife Miyuki Takada, a radical feminist whose provocative lifestyle defied the norms of Japanese society. She gets romantically involved with a woman, has a baby with an African-American soldier in Okinawa, opens a daycare center for prostitutes, joins a feminist commune, and even works as a stripper. Hara captures everything without batting an eyelash and even films Takada giving birth with no medical help. This film violates every taboo of the traditional Japanese family and goes so far as to completely unravel the normally invisible synchronization of image and sound. It is an unconventional and creative journal, often compared to the experimental avant-garde films of Jonas Mekas.