Films of Toshio Matsumoto Vol. 1, The
Films of Toshio Matsumoto Vol. 1, The
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Film director, video artist and film theoretician, Toshio Matsumoto was a pioneer of Japanese 1960s experimental cinema. In his influential essays and experimental films, Matsumoto developed in the 1960s what he coined ‘neo-documentarism’, an expressive type of documentary rejecting documentary’s traditional objective nature for one that would reveal internal mental states and subjectivities. Facing the contradictions of cultural and political systems of post-war Japanese society, Matsumoto appropriated television and journalistic media forms and images to reveal the manipulative forces behind them. From the 1970s, he increasingly experimented with video, using devices that alter images and colours, laying out the very processes of image manipulation.
This collection of short films includes: The Weavers of Nishijin (1961), The Song of Stone (1963), Mothers (1967), For the Damaged Right Eye (1968), Ecstasis (1969), Metastasis (1971), Mona Lisa (1973) and Phantom (1975).
Toshio Matsumoto -- Japan -- 1961-1975 -- ~ 120 mins.

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