YIDFF Network Special Screening

The YIDFF Network is a volunteer group that was brought together for the inaugural YIDFF in 1989 at the initiative of filmmaker Ogawa Shinsuke. Its wide range of activities includes organizing Friday Theater, a series of screenings for the general public; participation in the selection of films for the festival; and publication activities. In addition, the YIDFF Network Special Screening introduce films reflecting the volunteers’ own perspectives. This year’s program continues on the theme at YIDFF 2019 of highlighting the diverse aspects of human society, in the selection of works that we believe cannot be broadcast on Japanese television.

Shin Gocha Maze Koze: Mada Michi Nakaba

JAPAN / 2023 / Japanese / Color / Blu-ray / 112 min

- Director: Mukan no TO
Producer: Yumimin, “Shin Gocha Maze Koze: Mada Michi Nakaba” Production Committee

A sequel to Gocha Maze Koze (2019, YIDFF 2019), shown as a YIDFF Network Special Screening four years ago. As with the previous work, it poses the question as to what constitutes a truly inclusive society by introducing the diverse activities and life philosophies of cosplayers, bondage queens, strippers, and AV actresses. It also touches on the anguish of performers in the COVID-19 pandemic and issues revolving around the new adult video law.

- Mukan no TO

Debuted with the film Human D59 (2015) which examines various social issues through the monologue of a bondage model. Director of numerous unique works including Challenge for 2025 (2022) which proposes that a certain kind of sexual expression will lead to a solution to the shortage of caregivers. Former newspaper reporter, 62 years old.