VANCOUVER PREMIERE! ► “Massage therapist Yuriko (Noriko Eguchi) is a master of scent. She whips up aromatherapy lotions to slather onto her clients at her friend’s massage spa, but Yuriko isn’t prepared when she catches a whiff of the salon owner’s sweaty 17-year-old soccer-playing nephew Takeshi (Shôta Someya) and is immediately overcome with desire… or love… or possibly both. Takeshi doesn’t know quite what to make of Yuriko’s obsession with his B.O., but soon he’s reciprocating her affections by letting Yuriko catch a whiff whenever she pleases. The appearance of the beautiful Iris (Saori Hara) just complicates an already complicated situation in Kota Yoshida’s sophomore feature film Yuriko’s Aroma. Equal parts naughty and funny, this black comedy asks the question about where we draw the line between normal desires and ones that will jeopardize everything” (shinsedai-fest.com). Colour, DVCAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. 77 mins.