5 films of revolt and passion for the first time on DVD!
3 unmissable works in the filmography of Nagisa Oshima marking the entry of Japanese cinema into the New Wave era. A social triptych, La Trilogie de la jeunesse denounces through its psychological brutality and its singular formalism the disruption of a society where delinquency imposes itself as the sole means of expression offered to Japanese youth in the 1960s.
3 DVDs – NEW RESTORED MASTERS Original version French subtitles 2.35 format respected – 16/9 compatible 4/3 – B&W
DVD 1 -A CITY OF LOVE AND HOPE
SUPPLEMENTS: . THE SUNS OF TOMORROW (1959 - Colors - 6 mn) "Greeting film" screened in advance program in cinemas in Japan, The Suns of Tomorrow is the first subject directed by Nagisa Oshima for the Shochiku and reviews a dozen young actors, all future stars of the studio.
. 100 YEARS OF JAPANESE CINEMA (1994 - Colors and B&W - 52 mn), a documentary by Nagisa Oshima A panorama of the history of Japanese cinema marked by the imprint of many major filmmakers (Ozu, Yamamoto, Kinoshita and even Fukasaku) and accompanied by numerous excerpts.
DVD 2 -CRUEL TALES OF YOUTH
. JAPAN UNDER TENSION (25 mins) Donald Richie, Japanese film historian, looks back on Oshima's first works, nervous, committed, explosive and opening up new formal perspectives within the Shochiku studios.
. EXTRACTS FROM OSHIMA'S NOTEBOOKS (11 mins) From four notebooks written by Oshima between 1959 and 1960, an essay describing the filmmaker's process of reflection and creation for the film Cruel Tales of Youth .
DVD 3 -THE BURIAL OF THE SUN
. THE REVOLT OF NAGISA OSHIMA (25 mins) With The Trilogy of Youth and Night and Fog in Japan , Oshima paints a portrait of Japanese youth in the 1960s. Yoichi Umemoto, film critic and professor at the University of Yokohama, discusses the unconventional impact of these four films .