Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Goodbye madame butterfly

Often disturbing, always intriguing and insightful, these intimate portraits in Goodbye Madame Butterfly reveal the struggles and complexities of modern Japanese women.

Sumie Kawakami takes us into a world where fortune tellers serve as counselors, where a female executive who turns tricks by night is seen as a heroine and where the hot blood of newlyweds quickly grows cold.

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