2000. Great Britain/Japan. Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. 106 min.
Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
2000. Great Britain/Japan. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. “This fascinating film follows the physically grueling and mentally exhausting training regimen of several young wannabe Gaea Girls, a group of Japanese women wrestlers. The idea of them may seem like a total oxymoron in a country where women are usually regarded as docile and subservient. However, in training and in the arena, the female wrestlers depicted in this film are just as violent as any member of the World Wrestling Federation, and the blood that’s drawn is very real indeed.” (Chicago Film Festival). In Japanese; English subtitles. 106 min.