August 5 ~ Fire Festival (Himatsuri) (1985)
120 min., 35mm
Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Director
"Primordial, transcendent... A wonderful and forgotten film." -- Donald Richie
In this acclaimed third feature film, a lumberjack reverts to an increasingly primal way of life, until the advances of opportunistic developers drive him to violently reclaim the order of the land. Japanese with English subtitles.
(Print provided by the Japan Foundation. Permission from Kino.)
Added by bkerr on June 21, 2005