Japanese Cinema Eclectics日本映画撰集
Open: 19:00:00 | Start: 20:00 - 23:59
制作: 清水一夫 監督: 柳町光男 脚本: 中上健次 (1984/120分)
Pacific Stars and Stripes の特別記者として1974年に来日。占領時代後半リッチー氏は、ジャパンタイムズの映画評論家、芸術批評家として活躍。翌年、Films of Akira Kurosawa (1965)、Ozu (1974)、One Hundred Years of Japanese Film (2002) を含め数々の著書を出版。また、生涯60年間過ごして来た日本についてThe Island Sea (1971)、Japanese Portraits (1991)、最新刊 The Japan Journals (1947-2004) を含め40冊以上の著書を手掛ける。1968年から1973年にかけて、ニューヨーク現代美術館の映画館長を務める。Time紙によりリッチー氏は「日本芸術批評家の最高権威」と称され、Susan Sontag は「ドナルド・リッチーは類い稀なる視点で、鋭くしかも機知に富んだ方法で日本を描いている」と称している。
Fire Festival (Hi Matsuri)
Executive Producer: Kazuo Shimizu, Directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Written by Kenji Nakagami, 1984, 120 min.
Language: Introduction by Donald Richie in English
Film in Japanese (film to be followed by a Q&A moderated by Donald Richie)
This “forgotten masterpiece,” made a quarter-century ago and never received, remains a searing cinematic experience. It is a film about transgression and retribution, about nature revenging itself upon destructive modern man. At the same time, it is not about a lumberjack and his relationship with “nature,” something more and more personified until made palpable at the horrific conclusion. Though it won a prize at the Locarno Festival, and made several foreign critics best-ten lists, the film was far too outspoken for bubble-era Japan. Though made by an enormously talented young director, written by one of Japan’s major younger writers, and scored by Japan’s finest composer, it offended local critics and failed to make money. This rare showing (VHS) is possible through permission of the director and Kino, the purveyor of this tape.
Named by TIME magazine, "the dean of Japan's art critics," and acknowledged as the foremost authority on Japanese cinema, Donald Richie has also written widely - some forty books in all - on other aspects of the country and its people. The Inland Sea has been called a classic and its film version has won prizes at international film festivals as well as the National Geographic Earth Award. His Public People, Private People has been called "unforgettable" by Tom Wolfe and of his two collections of essays, A Lateral View and Partial Views, Susan Sontag has said: "Donald Richie writes about Japan with an unrivaled range, acuity, and wit."
Richie has lived in Japan for most of his life. Arriving on New Year's Day, 1947, he worked as feature-writer and film critic for The Pacific Stars and Stripes. After graduating from Columbia University in 1953, he returned to Japan as film citic for The Japan Times. He has written for Newsweek, The Nation, Variety, The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, and all major films magazines. In addition he presented the first retrospective of the Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival and has since acted as guest director of the Telluride Film Festival, and served on the juries at the Hawaii, Lacarno, Thessaloniki, and Kerala Festivals.
In addition to writing a column for The Japan Times, lecturing around the world, and continuing to lend his distinctive voice to Japanese studies, Donald Richie teaches film at Temple Universityfs Japan Campus.
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