1971-1980ExperimentalJapanShort FilmToshio Matsumoto

Toshio Matsumoto – Atman (1975)

ĀTMAN is a visual tour-de-force based on the idea of the subject at the centre of the circle created by camera positions (480 such positions). Shooting frame-by-frame the filmmaker set up an increasingly rapid circular motion. ĀTMAN is an early Buddhist deity often connected with destruction; the Japanese aspect is stressed by the devil mask of Hangan, from the Noh, and by using both Noh music and the general principle of acceleration often associated with Noh drama.

328MB | 11m 49s | 768×576 | mkv


Language(s):No dialogue
Subtitles:not needed


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