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YU-GEKI~side story of "Love's Twisting Path"~

遊撃 -「多十郎殉愛記」外伝-

Director: MATSUBARA Tatsuya (松原龍弥)

2021|Japan|88min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue
3/20 Sun 12:20 Cine Libre Umeda 3
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NAKAJIMA Sadao (中島貞夫)

A making-of documentary that follows veteran writer/director NAKAJIMA Sadao as he returns to the director’s chair to bring the jidaigeki Love’s Twisting Path (2019) to the screen. We watch a master of the samurai and yakuza genres take on this job after a five year break following his last film, the documentary “Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay” (OAFF 2016). At the time of shooting Love’s Twisting Path, he had reached the age of 83, however the energy and precision of an exacting and experienced director shines through in his off-the-cuff style and interactions with major movie figures like FUKUMOTO Seizo and KORA Kengo. Alongside the making-of footage are valuable testimonies from collaborators and also photographs and film excerpts from the career and life of NAKAJIMA to hammer home his place in the Japanese movie world.

[Jason MAHER]

Director: MATSUBARA Tatsuya (松原龍弥)