Films byTexts by Nagisa Ôshima
FILMNagisa Ôshima, 1986, 92’
The wife of a British diplomat in Paris takes a chimpanzee as her lover.
“Just tell me one thing frankly. Is this monkey really your lover?”
Peter in Max mon amour
FILMNagisa Ôshima, 1978, 105’
A married woman murders her husband together with her lover and dumps his body in a well. Gradually, their downfall begins when, after a while, the husband’s spirit returns.
FILMNagisa Ôshima, 1968, 117’
“Rather than being our own, the labors of our days are merely a series of things we are made to do by those outside ourselves. We live lives that are even more evanescent than the bubbles floating along the stream – and even more meaningless.