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Experience the art of Japanese cinema
This summer, the 24th Japanese Film Festival will unveil a program of FREE Classics, celebrating the subversive in 'Provocation and Disruption: Radical Japanese Filmmaking from the 1960s to the 2000s'.
The festival will feature films from revolutionary Japanese New Wave cinema to surrealist psychedelic expressions and gritty cyberpunk. It will also include a line-up of masterpieces from new and experimental filmmakers, including Seijun Suzuki, Shinya Tsukamoto, and Nobuhiko Obayashi.
As quoted by Japanese Film Festival Programmer, Simmone Goran "From the visually audacious to the sonically shocking, the 2020 Classics program is a celebration of the visionary filmmakers that transcended the cultural conventions of their times and redefined the paradigms of Japanese cinema."
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Highlights from the festival include award-winning horror films, including Shinya Tsukamoto's Fantafestival Best Film winning cyberpunk classic Tetsuo: The Iron Man, a horrific, visceral story is based on revenge that explores the relationship between humanity and technology.
Nobuhiko Obayashi's Blue Ribbon Best New Director winning experimental horror film House, based on six school girls deadly visit to a supernatural mansion with a proclivity for devouring humans.
Other award-winning films include Pistol Opera, Mind Game, and a rare glimpse into Japan's queer community of the 1960s in Funeral Parade of Roses. Explore political radicalism in Eros Massacre.
Other classic films include Emotion, and Diary of a Shinjuku Thief.
Please note with COVID-19 still being present changes might occur. Check website for latest updates.