• Japan
  • 1967
  • 99 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 2.45:1
  • Japanese

Koreyoshi Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family, and becomes sexually involved with her father-in-law, while harboring a destructive obsession with the family gardener. Kurahara’s atmospheric style is a perfect match for Mishima’s brooding sensuality.


DirectorKoreyoshi Kurahara
ProducerKazu Otsuka
Based on the novel byYukio Mishima
ScreenplayShigeo Fujita and Koreyoshi Kurahara
CinematographyYoshio Mamiya
Production designKazuhiko Chiba
EditingAkira Suzuki
MusicToshiro Mayuzumi

Press Notes

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