Survey by Qualaroo

Pigs, Eels & Insects: Symposium

Friday 16 October 2009, 22:00
Free

Sat 17 Oct 10.00am - 5.00pm
£5.00/£3.00 Concs
A one day event bringing together experts including Professor Tadao Sato of the Japan Academy of Moving Images, to explore and celebrate the career of Shohei Imamura. The panel will examine his incisive insights into the lives, loves and experiences of everyday people in post-war Japan. His characters, above all his extraordinary heroines, move in a fascinating zone between documentary and fiction, navigating between private desires and public duty, tradition and modernity, and local and westernizing forces. Mark Bould, Reader in Film Studies at UWE, and Jasper Sharp, editor of Midnight Eye, are among the symposium presenters.

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