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Architecture of Japan

Japan (MIFF 1963, The Creative Spirit)

The development of Japanese architecture from the earliest indigenous style and through the period of Chinese influence to the present day, when the most modern designs still show traces of the traditional post and beam method of construction.

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Acropolis of Athens

A lucid exposition of the history of the various temples on the rock of the Acropolis of Athens, with close examination of architectural details. ... More »

Ballet in Chile

A report on the outstanding Ballet of the Chilean National Theatre at rehearsals and at a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". ... More »

Symphony in Glass

An interestingly conceived little film showing the work of Finnish designers, who look for inspiration in nature for the original forms which they adapt for their designs in glass. ... More »

Twilight Saloon

Altman and Truffaut spring to mind at various times in this lovely, exuberant film. Taking place in the eponymous saloon, [Twilight Saloon] offers a fondly observed group-portrait of 1950s' Japan ... More »

A BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI

A key work of post-war Japanese cinema, A Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji broke with conventions of the samurai film through its strong critique of warrior 'ethics'. Witty and generally light-hearted ... More »

TEXTISM

MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The ... More »

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