Monday, October 25, 2010

Asia Argento - The Hunting Gun

Asia Argento is now actively developing a new film called, "A Hunting Gun" that she's writing with Michele Civetta and Yasushi Inoue. Civetta is of course Argento's husband and is a filmmaker and multi-media artist known for making music videos for bands like Lou Reed, Sparklehorse, Marracash and Yoko Ono. Inoue is a Japanese writer who material spans works of poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels. What's the film about?  Josuke, the owner of the hunting gun pursues a longtime love affair with his wife Esther’s older cousin Sylvia. The story is told from the viewpoints of three women who are closest to Josuke: Sylvia, his beautiful and secretive mistress, Susy, her disillusioned daughter and Josuke’s conflicted wife Esther. The characters’ hearts hold deep secrets and the more each person is true to themselves, the further they retreat into their own worlds. A deeply nuanced and evocative love story with a fatalistic twist.

Two of my most favourite films are Asia's first two films, Scarlet Diva and The Heart is Deceitful above all things. I hope this new feature is as unrelenting as those before it.