This Transient Life
Jissoji’s feature film debut about the incestuous relationship of two siblings from a traditional family near Kyoto is a rare example of a successful rendition of Buddhist thought in film and features captivating photography with breathtaking tracking shots.
1970, 146 min., 35mm, b&w. Directed by Akio Jissoji. With Ryo Tamura, Michiko Tsukasa and Eiji Okada. Print courtesy of The National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo with permission from Kodai.
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Part of the Globus Film Series:
Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan
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