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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi

Director Philippe Grandrieux
Info
  • France│
  • 2011│
  • 74min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Experimental

Overview

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.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
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

Review

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)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Producer Annick LEMONNIER
Cinematography Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Editor Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Music Ferdinand GRANDRIEUX
Sound Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Cast ADACHI Masao

Director

Philippe GRANDRIEUX

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.

Trailer

(It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi) DIR. Philippe Grandrieux

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.