The murkiness and binds of memory.
Originally included in a French movie package called Private Collections, Grass Labyrinth is a compendium of Terayama’s most travelled themes. A renowned master in the Japanese avant-garde scene, the director leads us through the surreal psychodramatic adventures of Akira, a young boy on the verge of sexual maturity who is seeking the long-forgotten lyrics of a childhood lullaby. Thanks to an unconventional and heavily symbolic narrative, we are guided through this sensual yet unsettling journey fueled by obsession, attraction, seduction and sexual repression, leading to the true meaning behind Akira’s restless quest.
Japanese Film Festival 2021 program: focus on Shūji Terayama
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