Above is a still from Flashback Memories 3D
Wonder (Mirai Mizue, 2013) 9 mins
A tour-de-force from Japan’s star of animated abstraction comprising a jaw-dropping 365 seconds of hand-drawn decorative doodles realised on a daily basis across the course of a year.
Flashback Memories 3D (Tetsuaki Matsue, Japan, 2012) 72 mins
Director: Tetsuaki Matsue
Producer: Junji Takane
Cinematographer/3D Effects: Tomonori Watanabe
Editor: Daisuke Imai
Performers: GOMA, Kosuke Tsuji, Kenta Tajika, Kyoichi Shiino
An unorthodox musical documentary on the didgeridoo maestro Goma, who suffers from an inability to form new memories following a traffic accident at the peak of his career. Directed by one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers on Japan’s independent scene, the film is a triumph of creative ingenuity and received the audience award at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Seamlessly blending archive live and studio footage of Goma’s performances with his own flashbacks and animations, the film charts the musician’s rehabilitation with the aid of his wife Sumie’s diaries. With its innovative use of 3D and the delirious hypnotic throb of GOMA’s playing alongside the relentless rhythms of his three-man percussion ensemble, the Jungle Rhythm Section, Matsue’s depiction of a man frozen in the moment, with little conception of either future or past, is a truly unique sensory experience.
Adults £10.50 Asia House Members £8.50 Concessions £8
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