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For My Crushed Right Eye

Japan, 1969 (MIFF 2009, Eros + Massacre)

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

For My Crushed Right Eye is a split-screen short by Toshio Matsumoto, constructed while he was shooting his masterwork, Funeral Parade of Roses. Sharing footage and using cuts from the feature project, this is a harried montage of unrest, sexuality and pop culture in the late 60s.

Screens in triple projection for its showing at MIFF.

D Toshio Matsumoto P Mitsuru Kudo WS Image Forum L no dialogue TD 16mm/1969

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