Dead Youth

Dead Youth


By 1967, Richie was considered an established independent filmmaker, screening his work at legendary Tokyo venues Sogetsu Art Centre and Theatre Scorpio, as well as receiving a collective award at the first Knokke-Le-Zoute Experimental Film Festival in Belgium with the Film Independents. Dead Youth provides another testament to the elegance of his artistic vision, as sombre emotions and painful memories are transmitted without the use of dialogue.

"Oh, movies can do anything that life can do. They can move you, they can teach you, they can make you meditate, and they can make you dream. They can do everything that life can do. They're a simulacrum. This is their great power" – Donald Richie

Technical Specs

Director: Donald Richie
Year: 1967
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese | English
Duration: 13 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: E