Vortex and Others – 5 Short Works by Yoshihiro Ito

July 12, 2008
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One of the most astonishing talents to emerge from the independent scene in recent years, Yoshihiro Ito’s film cycle revolves around the topic of love and creates a magical space where the subtle meets the bizarre and profound.

Total running time 98 min.

Wife′s Knife (Samma no hi)
2006,10 min.
A woman has bought cheap fish and her husband gradually lapses into a frantic panic. But who is really crazy here?

Imaginary Lines
2001, 25 min.
On New Year’s Eve 2000, a woman wanders through Tokyo. Meeting two men who shouldn’t exist, the borders of memory, past and present start to blur.

2003, 34 min.
Two people, who cannot use their arms, meet. What sounds absurd develops into the most poetic meeting of the younger Japanese cinema.

Non-Intervention Game (Fukansho gemu)
2008, 10 min.
A tourist walks through the city and sees strange things: but no matter what happens, the residents ignore it at any cost. Eventually, the man cannot keep his nose out of their business.

Vortex (Kachu no hito)

2005, 19 min.
Very inappropriately, an ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s apartment, apparently determined to unsettle things. She succeeds, even if not as planned.

Free Admission

Part of JAPAN CUTS – Festival of New Japanese Film.

  • Saturday, July 12, 2008
  • 7:30 pm