Ceremonies, at the heart of L'Empire des sens A book by Stéphane du Mesnildot Copy autographed by the author 14cm x 20cm | 136 pages Editions The Black Lizard
In 1976, L'Empire des sens revolutionized world cinema with its uninhibited description of passionate love. Do we know the life of Abe Sada, the woman of the 1930s who inspired Nagisa Ôshima? Geisha, prostitute, criminal, martyr of the Japanese female condition and public figure, this woman with a hundred faces was above all a rebellious heroine for the filmmaker. From her birth in 1905 to the scandal caused by L'Empire des sens , Cérémonies traces the extraordinary destiny of a Japanese woman and Nagisa Ôshima's fight for freedom of expression. Copy autographed by the author!
A former journalist for Cahiers du Cinéma, Stéphane du Mesnildot is the author, among other things, of Ghosts of Japanese Cinema (2011), Le Miroir obscur: une histoire du cinema des vampires (2013), Éditions Rouge Profond, L' adolescente Japonais (2018). ) at Éditions Le Murmure and Memories of Murder: the investigation (2018) at Éditions La Rabbia. He is scientific advisor to the Musée du Quai Branly for the exhibitions Underworld and Ghosts of Asia (2018) and Ultimate Combat: Asian Martial Arts (2021).