Close Up

26 July 2011: Galaxy


Masao Adachi
1967 | 75 min | Digital
Introduced by Go Hirasawa  

The inaugural film for the Theatre Scorpio, a man gets lost in his own consciousness in Masao Adachi's surreal masterpiece that had people queuing round the corner upon its release. Adachi uses inventive camera work and creative cuts to throw his protagonist and audience into spatial confusion whilst his characters ruminate on identity and subjectivity. Memory and dreams collapse into incomprehension in a film soundtracked by Fluxus associate Yasunao Tone.

Part of Theatre Scorpio: Japanese Independent and Experimental Cinema of the 1960s programme