Japanese Cinema Eclectics

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Japanese Cinema Eclectics is a multi-part series devoted to unexplored tangents of the Japanese film, curated by Donald Richie.

Donald Richie - A Film Anthology
Wargames, 1962, 22 minutes. A gang of children and a goat, filmed on the coast of Chiba during a typhoon, with Tatsumi Hijikata as assistant director.

Atami Blues, 1962, 20 minutes. A pick-up and its consequences at the Atami hot springs, with music by Toru Takemitsu.

Boy with Cat, 1967, 5 minutes. A minimalist structural experiment with a boy, a cat, and a set of pornographic photos.

Dead Youth, 1967, 13 minutes. Based on a poem of Muturo Takahashi in which past and present, love and death, reflection and desires are woven together with transgression.

Five Filosophical Fables, 1967, 47 minutes. The best-known of Richie's films, this portmanteau package contains the celebrated Japanese family cannibal picnic and the exhilarating nude finale.



2006-11-15 from 19:00



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