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From Cannes 2012: Wakamatsu’s Mishima

From Cannes 2012: Wakamatsu's Mishima

Not much love for 11/25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate! It’s been more than 40 years since Japanese veteran director Wakamatsu was last at Cannes – he was invited to present Sex Jack in 1971. He’s back with what seemed to be a politically sensitive film about controversial writer Yukio Mishima. The Cannes […]

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Yukio Mishima by Koji Wakamatsu

Veteran japanese director Koji Wakamatsu is unstoppable for now, still ready to tell subversive stories. In Red Army, it was the failing of the left-wing movements in Japan, in Caterpillar, the consequences of war. Now, Wakamatsu is taking on the controversial writer, Yukio Mishima, who killed himself after a failed coup d’état in November 1970.

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Photo: Yukio Mishima & Patriotism

Writer/director Yukio Mishima posing in the street, in front of his short film poster, Patriotism (Yukoku) – circa 1966.

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Track from Paul Schrader’s Mishima (1985)

Another beautiful score by Philip Glass! Has anyone seen the short film Seasons of Passion / A Requiem: Mishimas (2006) in which, artist Yasumasa Morimura re-enacts Mishima’s final speech? [Video]

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Yukio Mishima dans les bacs !

Comme souvent, c’est avec discrétion que sortent les dvds attendus par nous autres. Oubliez James Bond et son Kantume of Solasse, et régalez-vous dès aujourd’hui avec Yukoku, court-métrage de Yukio Mishima, écrivain japonais controversé qui s’est fait harakiri un jour de 1970 après un coup d’État foiré. Pour découvrir ce petit joyau de poésie (il […]

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DVD : Yukoku (Mishima) en Novembre !

Le court-métrage de l’écrivain Yukio Mishima sortira le 4 Novembre 2008 en France ! Le DVD sera accompagné d’un livret signé Stéphane Giocanti, du livre Patriotisme (dont est issu le film), et un entretien de 10 min avec Mishima. Le tout pour ~19€. Pour en savoir plus sur Yukoku, découvrez la chronique du film ! […]

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