Shinjuku Diaries: Films from The Art Theatre Guild of Japan

1 August 2011 – 31 August 2011

BFI, London

This season celebrates a period in the 1960s and 70s when the Japanese film industry was experiencing considerable shifts in its development. The Art Theatre Guild of Japan (ATG) became for audiences an alternative to the traditional film culture, and brought together outcasts and countercultural icons. Beginning with Imamura’s genre-blurring A Man Vanishes, and Oshima’s absurdist farce Death By Hanging, the ATG became the driving force behind a burst of creativity that was to mould an entire generation of Japanese filmmakers. The season finishes with Terayama’s iconic Pastoral Hide and Seek, a fantastical look at the past, present and future of man.

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