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Pastoral Hide and Seek


Director:Shuji Terayama

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102min. Japanese Color | 1974 Japan | 


Pastoral Hide and Seek is an original feature film based on a collection of poetry anthology of the same name. The film is set in the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori prefecture, and features various motifs that typify Terayama’s surreal world, including matricide, runaways, Mt. Osorezan, a circus, and a goat. The film explores memory, a lifelong theme for Terayama. Terayama described the film as follows: “This is a fiction in a form of the biography of a young man. If we wish to break a spell of history, we must, first of all, liberate ourselves from our individual memories” (Director’s note by Terayama). The film selected in the competition section of the 28th Cannes Film Festival in 1975.

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10/24 21:00 - (102min)

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10/27 10:50 - (102min)

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Shuji Terayama

Born in 1935 in Aomori Prefecture. Terayama wrote haiku poems from an early age, and was an active tanka poet during his days as a student at Waseda University. After dropping out of university, Terayama worked as a playwright, radio dramatist, and screenwriter. In 1967, he founded the Tenjo Sajiki theater troupe. In 1971, Terayama wrote and directed his first full-length film, Throw away Your Books, Let’s Get into the Streets. In 1983, Terayama died suddenly at the young age of 47.

Directed and Written by: Shuji Terayama
Cinematography by: Tatsuo Suzuki
Music by: J. A. SeazerArt
Direction by: Kiyoshi Awazu
Illustration: Kazuichi Hanawa
Executive Producer: Kinshiro Kuzui
Producers: Eiko Kujo, Yumi Govaers

Kaoru Yachigusa
Masumi Harukawa
Kantaro Suga
Hiroyuki Takano
Yoshio Harada

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