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Farewell to the Ark


Director:Shuji Terayama

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127min. Color | 1984  | 


Set in a fictional small village, Farewell to the Ark is an epic story that charts the ups and downs of a family over the course of a century or so. The film presents several dichotomies, including rulers and ruled, community and outsiders, backwardness and civilization, all of which take place against the backdrop of a world full of illusion and eroticism. At the time, Terayama was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, but in a seeming collision course with oblivion, he turned down requests for hospital treatment and doggedly continued shooting on location in Okinawa. Filming was suspended twice, and at times a simple bed was brought on set and Terayama directed while lying down on it. Weaving together an intricate tapestry of life and death, space and time, Farewell to the Ark represents the culmination of Terayama’s work. The film was selected in the competition section of the 38th Cannes Film Festival in 1985.

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10/25 20:50 - (127min)

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10/28 14:00 - (127min)

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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 Go into the Streets. In 1983, Terayama died suddenly at the young age of 47.

Directed by: Shuji Terayama
Written by: Shuji Terayama, Rio Kishida
Cinematography by: Tatsuo Suzui
Music by: J. A. SeazerArt
Direction by: Noriyoshi Ikeya
Production Design by: Sawako Goda
Produced by: Fujio Sunaoka, Kyoko Kujo, Shiro Sasaki

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