Thu Oct 25 16:09:39 EDT 2001
[A2] will be screened in the closing ceremony of the Beirut Documentary Film
Festival (www.docudays.com) on the 6th of November, followed by a discussion
with the director Mori Tatsuya.
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From: David Desser <d-desser at uiuc.edu>
Reply-To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 08:15:34 -0700
on 10/25/01 1:43 AM, Michael Dancsok at dunchoke at hotmail.com wrote:
> Anybody know if A2 will be aired in the near future?
> Michael Dancsok
A2 will be screened at the Pusan International Film Festival in November,
which will be showing a large number of Japanese films overall.
>> A2 (Japan) Dir: Mori Tatsuya
>> The filmmaker had the courage to get inside a sect, Aum, that
>> committed criminal actions. He was wondering whether there was more
>> to this group than the demonic image imposed by the media. He
>> shows the sect and Japanese society facing each other like twins,
>> like mirror images. The film expresses a sense of the confusion of
>> our post-modern world. It gives a frightening picture of a society
>> under stress, where the germs of totalitarianism can very easily
>> surge in order to restore a lost consensus.
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