Odoriko are dancers of the dying art of Japanese strip theatre. Once a popular form of entertainment, today all but 20 strip clubs have closed nationwide. Like dancers' bodies disappearing into darkness when the stage spotlight dims at a show's end, the future of the strip theatre seems destined to follow. Deliberately filmed on mini-DV tape in an archaic frame ratio, this is a poignant and artful portrait of a vanishing culture behind the curtains.
Festivals & Awards
2021 Busan IFF