ANNIVERSARY Program 2
Complexe=binetsuo hari aruiwa kanashii jozetsu warutsuni notte souretsuno sanpomichi
This film was submitted to the 60 Second Film Festival, which was the first event at Kinokuniya Hall. The film was shot in Soshigaya Okura and Seijo Gakuen and stars Yoshiyuki Oka, an avant-garde painter, who is seen running past daily sceneries in pixilation. The long title consists of four main key words: “Complexe”, “gloomily talkative=kanashii jozetsu” which depicts various sense of values, “Funeral procession” - which likens the previous elements to a waltz, moving at a similar rhythm and representing the idea that people in the film can disappear as time passes. The last key word “walking path” indicates that the full idea is not necessarily negative.
Director : Nobuhiko Obayashi
Born in 1938, Nobuhiko Obayashi started filming personal films from 3 years old, when he first found a film camera in the storage room of his house in Hiroshima. Throughout the last century, his works have received numerous awards from notable film festivals worldwide. In 2004, Obayashi received the Medal with Purple Ribbon, as well as The Order of the Rising Sun in 2009.