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Ma: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji

USA / Japan, 1990 (MIFF 1990, Experimental)

Director: Taka Iimura

The early sixteenth-century Japanese garden in the Zen temple of Ryoan-ji, in Kyoto, is considered a masterpiece of the Karesansui or "dry landscape" style. Slow-moving images of the garden are intercut with readings from a text by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, accompanied by a music track composed for the film by Takehisa Kosugi.

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