Invitation of Lust

Invitation of Lust ★★★

A man whose girlfriend dies starts a relationship with another woman: the film illustrates the efforts of this woman to free herself from her previous marriage. A melodrama mostly shot in interiors that Kumashiro imbues with his trademark quirkiness: particularly nice is the musical comment, very important in the economy of the storytelling. Unfortunately the great Kaori Momoi has only a small role and Meika Seri makes an intense non-sexy appearance as a nurse. Drags a bit at times but it's neverthless a good companion to the director's acclaimed previous Toho film "Bitterness of Youth".