A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippeiji)

October 15, 2004
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1926, 60 min., 16mm, b&w. Silent.

Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Written by Yasunari Kawabata and Teinosuke Kinugasa. Cinematography by Kohei Sugiyama. Music by Minoru Maruoka and Nobu Kuwashima. With Masao Inoue, Yoshie Nakagawa and Ayako Iijima. Archival print.

Teinosuke Kinugasa collaborated with novelist Yasunari Kawabata and other writers of the Shin Kankaku-ha (New Sensibility School) literary movement in this independently produced experimental silent film with no written titles. Set in a mental asylum, the dreams and perceptions of an aged janitor are interwoven with the hallucinations of his insane wife, who is an inmate there.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.

  • Friday, October 15, 2004
  • 6:30 pm