This is just a very quick post following on from the last, to go through with my earlier promise of putting some information up on the programme for the retrospective I curated with the Era New Horizons Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, to coincide with the Polish edition of Behind the Pink Curtain. For those who are interested, you can follow this link here. Just to give a quick teaser though, this is one of the fullest pink/Roman Porno retros I’ve ever curated, and aside from a lot of the usual films I’ve shown at other similar retros I’ve curated to tie in with the book (at the BFI in 2008, Nippon Connection, Montreal’s Fantasia and Thessaloniki in 2009 etc), including the beautiful new prints of Blue Film Woman and Gushing Prayer that got done up originally for Austin Fantastic Fest and which have been doing the rounds recently, we’ve got some new stuff too.
On the Roman Porno front, I’m most excited we’re screening Yasuharu Hasebe’s quite bonkers Assault! Jack the Ripper. On the pink side, there’s a whole load of treats, but am particularly pleased that women directors are being well-represented, with two films by Yumi Yoshiyuki, who will be there to introduce them, and one by the wonderful Sachi Hamano.
Anyway, the festival’s already been running a few days, so I’ll be arriving in the thick of things and am really looking forward to seeing what the Polish audiences are making of it all. Hope to post either from Poland with my news, or at least not too long after I get back home.