18–22.10 2017
Program Poster Editorial Jury

Hisayasu Satō: Heavenly King of Pink

In the presence of Hisayasu Satō

The “Pinku shitenno” was formed by the "Four Heavenly Kings of Pink": directors Kazuhiro Sano, Toshiki Satō, Takahisa Zeze and Hisayasu Satō. Their movies established an erotic film genre that can easily be described as anti-masturbatory. Dark, tragic, violent and complex, their pictures puzzle adult movie fans. Leading figure of the “shitenno”, Hisayasu Satō's offers in his work a great deal of social criticism. After a provincial education, he settles in Tokyo and is deeply impressed by the alienation of the individual for the system benefit. He joins the gloomy universe of Japanese erotic movies in 1985 and unleashes his own preoccupations into the genre, much to the disappointment of porn lovers. Building a real career as an author, he paved the way for the other three directors (two of whom were his own assistants). Here is a glimpse of a rich filmography of more than sixty films!

Legal age: 18.