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Matchbox Cineclub
Kaleidoscopic Realms: Japanese experimental shorts of the ‘70s & ‘80s

Sun 15 September 2019

A programme of short films by directors Naoto Yamakawa, Nobuhiro Aihara and Toshio Matsumoto.

The films, spanning from 1975 up until the mid ‘80s, range from abstract experimentalism to more recognisable narrative structures, but all distort and challenge expectations of aesthetics, storytelling and recognition of oneself on film.

Short films often offer a fleeting insight into perspectives outwith our own experiences, but this collection of shorts presents unexpected images, sounds and ideas which linger with you, utilising experimental techniques to convey connections across cultures.


The screening will be captioned.

Screening as part of Scalarama Glasgow. Matchbox Cineclub is an independent exhibitor of cineoutcasts, orphans and outliers.

With thanks to The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive.