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| 74 minutes | 1971
Famed for his political activism during the student movements of the late 1960s, Masao Adachi – a revolutionary figure who held firm to his conviction that cinema was an artistic weapon and his films, acts of terrorism – is the monstre sacré of Japanese political counter-cinema. In 1974, he abruptly stopped filmmaking to go to Lebanon and join the Japanese Red Army. Gushing Prayer, one of his great transgressive works, probes the struggle between Eros and the unconscious. Stylistically audacious, as relevant today as it was when first released, it’s essential viewing and (bonus!) freshly restored. CANADIAN PREMIERE / NEWLY RESTORED VERSION
The first film by Masayuki Suo, celebrated internationally for Shall We Dance (and its US remake with Richard Gere). Sceptical about the perfect family?...
JAPAN | 74 minutes | 1984
A celebration of diversity and strength (both physical and moral), to see Cassandro the Exotico is to love freedom. You’ll get to meet a new idol and...
FRANCE | 74 minutes | 2018
Philippines, 1901. Kulas and his grandfather flee the town of Balangiga, site of a real massacre under the occupying Americans. Aged just 8, the boy...
PHILIPPINES | 74 minutes | 2018
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