Takafumi Muranushi

*1977, Japan. Lives and works in Japan.

Takafumi Muranushi started his career as a filmmaker at the Osaka University of Arts. Since then he has been working as an assistant director for many independent films. 1+1-1 is his second self-produced short film. 1+1-1 was premiered at the Siena Film Festival, and awarded the CNI Award for Best Experimental film. Since then it has been screened at a number of international short film festivals. In April 2003 Takafumi directed his third short film 2-1... which tackles the theme of divorce of legally registered couples. The production process of this film was made into a documentary by NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in Osaka.


 1+1-1 / Japan / 2003 / 12' / 4:3

Lust: 12 sexy shorts brings to light a wide range of cutting-edge films from 8 different countries that takes a humoristic look at the search for pleasure. It's a discovery of a wide range of low-budget film-making styles that strolls us through a frenetic world that begins with sex for some and ends in separations for others. These films portray experiences that dissolve into a blurry vision of love. Lust is an incomplete inventory - who could pretend otherwise !! - of the different strategies of attack and defense within the permanent struggle against loneliness. Lust shows us a world where although the rules are simple, the winner never adheres to them.