1-channel film installation (21‘20‘‘). 2.00:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound. A wife waits for her dead husband. An adaption of three japanese poems in three different translations. An examination of waiting and the slowness of time. An exercise in slow cinema.
While extracting and polishing their blocks of stone, stonecutters used to say “the stone is coming to life". This paradox provided Matsumoto with the best metaphor for what making a film is all about. In his opinion, filmmakers work images in the same way that stonecutters work stones.
Tomotaka Tasaka's A Pebble by the Wayside (Robo no Ishi), made in 1938 and taken from a Yuzo Yamamoto novel, takes place around 1902, was about a young boy brought up entirely by his mother since his drunken father is never home. An intelligent teacher wants to send him to middle school, but instead the father apprentices him to a clothing store to which he is in debt. The mother dies and the boy is forced to quit work when his father insults the store owner. Later the boy goes to Tokyo, but only to continue his hardships. First he is forced to do a maid's job at a boarding house and later is used by an old woman to steal at funerals. Finally he is rescued by the teacher, whom he meets in Tokyo.
A lot of wrong may happen, but no problem. A whistle, a bird, a stone, a human, they are gentle.
Documentary - Linda Hunt narrates this documentary look at Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi Native American tribe following massacres in California in the late 1800s. This PBS film celebrates the human spirit while indicting the settlers' treatment of Native Americans. - Rayna Green, Linda Hunt
The last of a northern California tribe tries to assimilate with the help of an anthropologist.
The story of Ishi, who became known as the "last wild Indian" when, at about 50 years of age, he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, Cal., in 1911. He died five years later; and his brain was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.. Eighty years later, however, his descendants successfully fought to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home.
Centered on the character of Goemon, this film is a sequel to the spin-off TV series, "The Woman Called Fujiko Mine" and its sequel film, "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone."
Ishimatsu of Mori, from his early days leading up to his joining with Shimizu Jirocho, Boss of the Tokaido where he made his mark in history through his tragic end this is the story of a beloved and loyal henchman.
The Wayside Pebble is an effective drama about the hardships of a childhood spent with a brusque, cold-hearted father and a submissive mother. The year is 1910 and the place is a small Japanese village. Goichi is suffering because he wants to go to school, but his family is too poor to afford that luxury. Even when a kind friend agrees to help out, Goichi's father refuses to give in to his son's request for an education. Instead, he sends Goichi off to work as an indentured servant for a cold-hearted merchant and his family. As tragedy strikes and the suffering of the young boy increases, he begins to look for some way out of his bleak situation.
The film recounts the tragedy of a young outlaw.
Action-comedy film featuring the adventures of an itinerant merchant (Hiroki Matsukata) that becomes an unlikely hero.
A typically modern take on the well-known Naniwabushi character (and real life 19th-century gangster) Mori no Ishimatsu, whose proverbial stupidity Enoken takes to farcical extremes.
Ken Ishii, the star-dj from the far east does it again . He delivers a fresh and surprising mix of high quality house traxes from the most different styles. Ranging from jazz to latino house this Megamix video will give a lot of pleasure. Track Listings 1. Fool's Paradise - United Future Organization 2. The Phantom (Turntable Scratch Mix) - Renegade Soundwave 3. Bumbuphone - Fretless AZM 4. Theme From The Innocent - The Innocent 5. Fly Life - Basement Jaxx 6. NP2.1 - Flare 7. Mood (Optimystic Mix) - Symbols & Instruments 8. Gyroscope - Strange Attractor 9. Drums In A Grip - Frank De Wulf 10. Pumpin' Bass Manoeuvres - Ghetto Brothers 11. Dance Of The Naughty Knights - Jedi Knights 12. Atomic Moog 2000 - Coldcut 13. Buckfunk Discotheque - Buckfunk 3000 14. Dir.R - Flare 15. Circular Motion - Ken Ishii 16. Echo Exit - Ken Ishii 17. No-One In The World - Locust 18. Nautilus - Jake Slazenger 19. Squarepusher Theme - Squarepusher 20. Mass - Silent Poets
Four partisans are tasked with delivering a song to the Congress of Përmet.
A memorial to the atomic annihilation of 321 students at Hiroshima Middle School.
The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Rurouni Kenshin. Will the former assassin take up his sword to fight again? When Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity and his fight becomes a personal vendetta, the young hero will have no choice.
Three humorous love stories set in rural Japan.
Matsukichi, a worker at a fish market, tries to settle the business between the two competitors on his turf.