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Intimate Stranger

A cultural milestone in Japan, Intimate Stranger is a disturbing psychological chiller about a single mother’s search for her missing son. Award-winning documentarian Mayu Nakamura has defied the tacit ban on depicting a sensual 40-something female protagonist, and shines a light on the country’s “overly clingy” mother-son relationships. Reminiscent of J-horror in its bleak color palette, skin-crawling sense of claustrophobia and odd set design, the film follows Megumi as she meets Yuji, who claims to know the whereabouts of her son. A strange bond develops between the two broken souls as they attempt to extract secrets from each other, while the roles of predator and prey unexpectedly switch. (Synopsis from New York Asian Film Festival)

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Mayu Nakamura

New York Asian Film Festival