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Shigenori Kanehira


羽仁進監督 寺山修司・羽仁進脚本


"Nanami: The Inferno of First Love" (1968), written by Shinji Terayama/Susumu Hani, directed by Susumu Hani.
In my school days, I changed schools repeatedly. My father was a local banker who had to transfer every 2 or 3 years, and all members of my family moved to a new location every time. I was sad to part with my classmates. Life is full of good-byes. I experienced two kindergartens, two elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. When I was 16 years old, we moved to Tokyo from Asahikawa, Hokkaido, and I entered to a metropolitan high school. My life changed a lot. I was a typical country honor student, and I got an enormous culture shock. I skipped classes and went to town. I was fascinated by ATG movies that I saw many times. I was still a high school student. I thought that the leading character in "Nanami: The Inferno of First Love" was like myself. It was a story of a youth who experienced an "inferno tour" in the chaotic city of Tokyo. Even now, I feel that the film is fresh and tightened to my chest.






"Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945), directed by Marcel Carné.
This old French film gave me the experience of being exclusively attracted to the actions of the leading character. In other words, as Jean-Louis Barrault was performing pantomime or, strictly speaking, he acted plays into the "play" structurally, I was overwhelmed by his performance. Film can be so free like this. On screen, what is happening is more dramatic than you can imagine. The actress Arletty was also full of mysterious charm. This film was made during the rule of the Vichy government, which cooperated with the Nazi regime. Now I feel something approaching satire at its history, but the feeling when I saw it for the first time was everything to me.





"Nobody Knows" (2004), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.
I think journalism runs in the blood of Mr. Koreeda. Though he might not like it, I cannot help but feel it. I love his documentary program "But... in the age of welfare abandonment" (1991) which he made as a TV director. I think that that is the origin of the Koreeda World including his films. The film "Nobody Knows" is also based on a family (children) abandonment case by the mother, that happened in Sugamo, Tokyo. Of course, that story is a world which was created by Mr. Koreeda. But the characters are not "acting" for the most part of the film. Roughly speaking, he uses a kind of documentary technique. The effect is incredible, or so I'd rather say; it brings a sense of reality to the film. On the other hand, its usage of music harrows my feeling. He's too good. Not only as a movie lover but also as a journalist, I just cannot take my eyes off his films.


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<Extra> "Night of the Felines" (1972), directed by Noboru Tanaka.
It is a memorable film of Nikkatsu Roman Porno that I often watched as a student. The electronic music by Toru Takemitsu that was played at the west exit of Shinjuku station at each hour long ago still reverberates in my mind. The coolness of actor Ken Yoshizawa and the wonder of the last cut. It's as if it were a Japanese "Godard."