New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 135

Woman of the Photographs – Takeshi Kushida ( Tokyo , Japan ) A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman , this one confused about her self-identity and selfesteem , by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills . One day , middle-aged photographer and retouching artist Kai encounters Kyoko , a beautiful woman and model with a huge and ugly scar on her body . She asks Kai if he can erase the scar in her photographs of herself and create a perfect and flawless body by his retouching skills . Kyoko is fascinated by her new perfect looks in her photographs . At the same time , she is hesitant to show the world and her fans her ideal figures as in her photographs or to show her real self , scars and all . She is torn between the two selves and falls into confusion . Kai feels that only he can salvage Kyoko from her anguishes , and he is determined to love her at all costs , even if it means death to him . In Japanese , subtitled . 2019 ; 89 min .

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Woman of the Photographs – Takeshi Kushida ( Tokyo , Japan ) A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman , this one confused about her self-identity and selfesteem , by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills . One day , middle-aged photographer and retouching artist Kai encounters Kyoko , a beautiful woman and model with a huge and ugly scar on her body . She asks Kai if he can erase the scar in her photographs of herself and create a perfect and flawless body by his retouching skills . Kyoko is fascinated by her new perfect looks in her photographs . At the same time , she is hesitant to show the world and her fans her ideal figures as in her photographs or to show her real self , scars and all . She is torn between the two selves and falls into confusion . Kai feels that only he can salvage Kyoko from her anguishes , and he is determined to love her at all costs , even if it means death to him . In Japanese , subtitled . 2019 ; 89 min .

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