|129||2016. 04. 29||14:00||Jeonju Cinema Town 7||HEK15|
|338||2016. 05. 01||17:00||MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 9||HEK15|
|924||2016. 05. 07||17:30||MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 7||HEK15|
A documentary on Masao Adachi who is a screenwriter, radical activist, and filmmaker. Its main theme is the relationships between politics and cinema or the world and art. The film begins with Adachi’s narration who pushes a swing in a late afternoon. Like Grandrieux’s other films, this one shows a experimental combination of image and sound. It also presents Adachi’s philosophy on heaven, desire, revolution, image, cinema, surrealism, love, and struggle, Grandrieux’s narration and Adachi’s film footages. Adachi used to dream a world where political movement and artistic activities don’t separate. His life and art show how the two can mingle. Through the wanderings of Adachi, Grandrieux gets some artistic clues. Rather than focusing on recording facts, the camera moves around objects with blurry eyes. It is both a portrait of a man committed to art and revolution and a memoir on the nature of beauty. (JANG Byungwon)
Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.
This film tributes to the radical Japanese writer-director Masao Adachi. For decades, the eccentric Adachi was a member of the extremist Japanese Red Army.