Nov 12 > HKAFF 2017: Mapping Japanese New Wave Cinema via the Lens of Suzuki Seijun
12 Nov 2017
HKAFF 2017: Mapping Japanese New Wave Cinema via the Lens of Suzuki Seijun
Date 2017.11.12 (Sunday)
Speakers Shu Ming
Suzuki Seijun, avant-garde filmmaker and one of the important figures of Japanese New Wave, passed away in February this year. His works often feature spontaneous actions, surreal styles, jarring colours, odd angles and progressive ideas, forming a unique Seijun aesthetics”. Strong in his personal style and oblivious of audience’s reactions, he faced termination of contract which led to removal of his films from distribution. Though unfortunate, the incident certainly makes his life story even more legendary. What loss did his death mean to the Japanese film industry? Let us commemorate our Director in Focus with screenings and a talk.