Selin Murat
Selin Murat


Tokyo's S&M scene is an escape from social taboos in a rigid Japanese society. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Alpha-In is a portal to this world of fantasy, pain and excess.

Alpha trails Yuki, a new recruit, through her rigorous training at La Siora dominatrix school. We also meet her role models: Akiho, who won’t compromise her desire to be a wife and a domina; Kogure who separates her domina and public lives under pseudonyms; and the male owner Saori, who reluctantly inherited a world class institution. With unprecedented access to this elusive world, fi lmmaker Nathalie Daoust explores the confl icts between the power of freedom and the pressure of social judgment in modern-day Tokyo…

Team Partner
Nathalie Daoust, director
Training Programme
Masterschool 2015