Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 211: Wed Dec 15

Silence Has No Wings (Kuroki, 1966): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
In his beautiful, fascinating and mysterious feature debut, director Kazuo Kuroki charts the journey of a caterpillar across the Japanese archipelago. A film structured (to quote critic and fellow director Toshio Matsumoto) ‘like dumplings on a skewer’, it explores topics ranging from ill-fated love to the trauma of World War Two in a poetic manner almost impossible to describe or summarise. Once seen, never forgotten.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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