FIRST LOVE: Director Takashi Miike Talks About This Noir-Tinged Yakuza Film (Fantastic Fest)


Interview by Paul Salfen

FIRST LOVE Director Takashi Miike

First Love is the extremely prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. This is the 90th feature its director has made in the last 30 years.  Takashi Miike was presented the  Lifetime Achievement Award from Fantastic Fest this year.  Paul asks about the director’s “Hail Mary Moment” for The Drew Pearson Show,




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