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Japanese Film Festival Australia

JFF classics: 2020 Provocation and Disruption

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Wednesdays, 2pm to 9pm Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm Saturday 6 February to Wednesday 3 March

Japan Film Festival Classics is back with 8 boundary-shattering Japanese films screening for free at The Art Gallery of NSW!

This year's program celebrates boundary-shattering films from Japan's cinematic history, featuring films that are offbeat, rebellious and eye-opening. With a spotlight on the nation's leading experimental filmmakers, this series presents the visually audacious and sonically shocking - from Japanese New Wave and avant-garde activity during the 1960s and the 1970s to gritty cyberpunk and brilliant psychedelic expressions of the late 1980s and early 2000s.

Provocation and Disruption is all about the poetic, the abstract, the visceral and the abrasive in visionary Japanese cinema. The selection broadly encapsulates films that were fiercely uncompromising and transcended convention, each leaving its unique mark on Japan's film industry. In their own distinct way, these cinematic works eschew traditional narrative structures and genre tropes to embrace distortion and symbolism. From dynamic and provocative colour, editing and camera work to themes of social, political and sexual ferment, these films are nothing like you've seen before.

The Art Gallery of NSW are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff to minimise the spread of Covid-19. The Domain Theatre is booked to 75% capacity and hand sanitiser will be provided on arrival before entering. Arrive 15-30 minutes before the start time so you can be seated safely.

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