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My first book 『FRAME - media literacy by modern cinema』( in japanese ) is on sale in Japan! hereNEW!

The full text of my interview by Mr. Daichi Yoshino, which was broadcast on Radio Kansai's "Cinema Kinema" program on April 18, 2020, in which he introduced my book "Frame- media literacy by modern cinema," has been posted on the Kobe Film Archive's website with corrections.hereNEW!

I contributed 2022 FILM ROUND-UP: THE LIST of desistfilm.hereNEW!

Japanese magazine Eureka to be published in Japan on December 28, 2022 by Seidosha, January 2023 extra issue in memory of Jean-Luc Godard. I contributed an article titled "A starting line named eulogy”hereNEW!

I contributed the text "Laughter, Silence, and the Sound of Slipping Feet" to "Kinokojin" vol. 2, which was published at the same time as the release of Yukinori Kurokawa's "Niwa no Sunaba" in December 2022.NEW!

I contributed an article titled "What Works Bring to Light -- Time and Repetition" (about Jacques Rivette's Le Quadrille and Jean=Marie Straub's Corneille-Brecht) to the Autumn issue of Chuo Review 321 "Special Issue: How to Face the Image" published in October 2022. hereNEW!

I presented with Hiroshi Takahashi, after screening of "The Misogyny" at 22:00, on October 16th 2022, at Shinjuku Cinema Qualite in Tokyo.

I presented with Kentaro Sudoh, aftertalk at 5:00 p.m. on the 25th, the last day of the Special Screenings of Marcel Hanoun's "Four Seasons" held at the Athenee Français Cultural Center Tokyo, from June 23 to 25, 2022.here

I contributed an article titled "Toward a Film Against Power Relations" to "Kinoko-Zine" published to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Kinokoya, a cafe in Seiseki Sakuragaoka, Tama City. here

I contributed the article "Has Ferreri's Time Really Come...?"to COUCHONS vol. 3" on sale now from Éditíon COUCHON.here

I contributed an article titled "Carax & USSR" to "Leos Carax: Wanderer of cinema," which is on sale from March 22, 2022 from Filmart-sha /Filmart company.here

My text "About Continuity: Theater = Cinema in Tomu Uchida's films" is posted on uchidatomu.com.here

On March 13, 2021 at 18:30~, I gave a lecture titled "Media Criticism of Cinema: Defining Distance, Connecting Shots" on the last day of "Traces of Straub=Huillet 1962-2020" at the Athenee Français Cultural Center Tokyo, starting in November 2020.here

I contributed 2021 top 10 to online magazine nobody. here

I contributed 2021 FILM ROUND-UP: THE LIST of Desistfilm.here

I wrote "Is trucking shot dead?" for Chuo Review 314 "Thinking about cinema" here

I contributed 2020 top 10 to online magazine nobody. here

I contributed 2020 FILM ROUND-UP: THE LIST of Desistfilm.here

I contributed an article titled "The World of Pedro Costa in Transition" to the October issue of Eureka (Seidosha), on sale September 28, 2020. here

"The Age of Teiichi Hori", a Zoom Talk Show was held with Satoshi Kuzuu, Daichi Yoshino, and me at Kobe Film Archive on Saturday, July 18, 2020. here

I contributed 2019 top 10 to online magazine nobody.here

I contributed 2019 FILM ROUND-UP: THE LIST of Desistfilm.here

my interview with Hiroatsu Suzuki and Rossana Torres about their new film TERRA, for Encontros cinematograficos 2019 ; (in english)and(in portguese)

I participated in the symposium of "cinema of Peter Nestler" on December 1st, of the "Peter Nestler Director's Feature" to be held since 29th November to 1st December 2018 at the Athenee Francais Cultural Center. In the presence of Mr. Nestler and Prf. Tetsuya Shibutani,and Mr.Toshishige Fujiwara. here

I wrote about Seijun Suzuki's Pistol Opera and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's The Guard from the Underground, for the catalogue of "100 Years of Japanese Cinema", that has been held in Cinematheque Francais and the Japanese Cultural Center in Paris. here

I wrote "Start playing" for the booklet of Alain Robbe=Grillet Retrospective in Theater Image Forum Tokyo since November 23, 2018. here

For the booklet of Alberto Serra's "Death of Louis XIV" which was released on May 26, 2018, I wrote the text "Alberto Serra never gives up cinema". The official site is here

. My interview entitled "To escape from 'manipuration by power of image" in the magazine STUDIO VOICE vol.412. The issue was "Special Feature" Documentary / Non-Fiction, released on March 20, 2018 here

. I wrote the text "Drifting over spiritual" for the booklet of Hiroshi Takahashi's Spiritual Bolshevik which was released on February 10, 2018. The official site is here

I contrbuted to "Best of 2017" of NOBODY. here

I wrote "Does exist Straub=Huillet school?" for "Straub = Huilet, Toward the Absolute of Cinema" (edited by Tetsuya Shibutan, Shinwa-sha) here

I wrote short texts about Carl TH. Dreyer, Jean Cocteau, and Manoel de Oliveira for "35 words that made cinema" (Film Art Company), on sale from December 25, 2017 in Japan. here

I wrote "modern cinema as a media criticism"(4) for NOBODY 46 issue.here

On April 1, 2017 "Good bye New Hachioji Cinema" was held @New Hachioji Cinema, Hironori Tadaishi, Yukinori Kurokawa, and I did public talk after projections of Tadaishi's Future Tense and Kurokawa's Village On The Village.

Since February 7, 2017 to February 11, 2017, Gustavo Fontan retrospective was held in Athenee Français Cultural Center Tokyo. On February 11, at 18:00~ El limonero real+discussion (I participate in) (Español) photo

I contributed "2016 FILM ROUND-UP:THE LIST" to Desistfilm. here NEW!

On 8 December 2016 Masaya Nakahara and me did public talk in Athenee Français Cultural Center Tokyo, during retrospective of Otar Iosseliani. here

Since November 23 to December 3, 2016, Jean=Claude Rousseau retrospective Ⅲ was held. On November 24, 2016, @Doshisha University Kanbaikan Hardy Hall Kyoto, at 18:30~ I participated in discussion with the director himself after screening Arrière-saison (2016, 24min world premiere shot in Kyoto), Faux depart, Deux fois le tour du monde, Si loin si proche (2016, 26min world premiere shot in Kyoto, Onomichi) schedule & 23 November in Kobe Planet Film Archive & 2,3 December in Athenee Français Cultural Center Tokyo  

I wrote "modern cinema as a media criticism"(3) for NOBODY 45 issue.here

On June 24-25 2016, Retrospective of Teiichi Hori was held @Athénée Français Cultural Center in Tokyo. I participated in discussion with the director Hori himself after the screening of Tenryu-ku Okuryoke Osawa Bessho fuyu (winter). The flyer is here and the interview with Hori by me here (japanese only)

May 15-21 2016, Retrospective of Klaus Wyborny in Japan (@ Kobe Planet Film Archive, Doshisha University Kanbaikan Clover Hall in Kyoto and Athénée Français Cultural Center in Tokyo) had been held. There STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST, SYRACUSE, THE OPEN UNIVERSE, IM IMAGINÄREN MUSEUM (Studien zu Monet) were presented. The interview with Mr. Wyborny by me (only in japanese) is here . The flyer is here

I contributed "2015 FILM ROUND-UP:THE LIST" to Desistfilm. here

The magazine of poetry and criticism EUREKA February issue "Setsuko Hara and Scenery of Showa period" is on sale. I wrote " Setsuko Hara in Akira Kurosawa's films". here

On January 30, 2016, I participated in discussion with Shinji Aoyama and Jun Fujita Hirose for Retrospective Straub=Huillet @ Athénée Français Cultural Center in Tokyo 2015-16 after the screening of Kommunisten(2014)and La guerre d'Algérie!(2014)here.

I contributed the text entitled "Gustavo Fontán: The Free Horizons of Sound and Image" to the SPUTNIK, Official Guide Book of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2015. here

Here is an interview with Rudolf Thome at Doshisha University on November 15 2016 (german) herephotos

I wrote "modern cinema as a media criticism"(2) for NOBODY 43 issue.here

The Chuo Review vol.293 "Cinema & Fiction" was published in November 2015. It includes my text Portuguese cinema, age of revolution and cinema of theatrical representation.here

New film magazine Cine Fort vol.1 was published in autumn 2015. It includes my text State of "natural"here

2015/12/21~23, at the Hiroshima International Film Festival, Miguel Gomes' Arabian Nights was screened as the Japan Premiere, and then a talk show with the director was held. And on November 21, there was a screening of Tabu, released in 2012 and a talk show was held after that. And on December 22, at Yokogawa Cinema, Maureen Fazendeiro's Motu Maeva was screened and afterwards, a talk show was held. (all with moderator me) report1report2report3report4report5 (all english reports except 1)

On November 19(Thu) 15:00~ at Doshisha University Kanbaikan Hardy hall, Rudolf Thome's 2 films are presented. 15:30~ Berlin Chamissoplaz (1980)&Mr.Thome's lecture 19:00~ Das rote Zimmer (2010) time&place

On November 17(The) 18:00~ at Doshisha University Kanbaikan clover hall, Rudolf Thome's short films collective are presented (Die Versöhnung (1964), Stella(1966), Jane erschießt John,weil er sie mit Ann betrügt(1967-68), Zwei Bilder(1984)) . After the projection, my lecture;time&place

On July 29 (Wed) 21:30~ In Cinemateca Portuguesa 2 films of Hiroatsu Suzuki & Rossana Torres were presented. Then my text (translated by Marta Morais Yamahata) was distributed. here

I started new series "modern cinema as a media criticism" since NOBODY 42 issue. here

On June 7 (Sun) 17:30~ at Rikkyo University Niiza Campus Building No. 6 second floor loft 1 a symposium was held, featuring João Pedro Rodriguez, John Louis Guerra Damata, Takefumi Tsutsui, Makoto Shinozaki, and me.

I wrote "Artavazd Pelechian and theory about time of cinema" for Russian culture online magazine Chemadan No. 6. here

I contributed "2014 FILM ROUND-UP:THE LIST" to Desistfilm. here

Interview to me (PART 2) by Daichi Yoshino, director of "Cinema Kinema" that is a program of Radio Kansai was published on the website of Kobe film museum. here

Matías Piñeiro interview (by me) (2014.9.26 in Tokyo) was uploaded (in japanese) here

my interview with Hiroatsu Suzuki & Rosana Torres about "Cordão Verde" (July 26, 2013) has been uploaded. here (in japanese) here (in portguese)

On December 17 (Wednesday) New Century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino vol.5 was held at UPLINK. Gustavo Fontan's La Casa (2012) and La orilla que se abisma (2008) + my leture. more information here

New century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino in Kyoto in November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at Doshisha University Kanbaikan Hardy Hall was done. Rafael Filippelli's Esas Quatro Notas and Musica Nocturna were presented there. Informations here

On November 6, 2014 (Thursday) Jean-Claude Rousseau special was held at Doshisha University Kanbaikan Hardy Hall again. Between projections Rousseau,Jun Fujita Hirose (translation) and me participated in discussion. here

for NOBODY 41 issue an interview to me about Bellocchio and Italian cinema entitled "Marco Bellocchio, The director who has continued to film in Italy". here

I wrote "The critical art route for the new age of cinema" for DARA DA MONDE No. 3, that is art criticism magazine of alternative space Sunodokafe in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka. here

In May 2014 Chuo Review No.287 (Spring issue) was published. I wrote "From tense to time - Poetics of Latin American Cinema. here

I wrote "Dwan's Framing and Flamethrower" for elumiere Alan Dwan special issue. english version and spanish version

I contributed "Highlight 2013" to elumiere. here

February 8 2014 (Sat)~ February 14 (Friday) at Shibuya UPLINK "retrospective of New Century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino" had been held. Then Los Muertos and Liverpool by Lisandro Alonso were presented (on DVD, the first screening in Japan). For more information here , introduction of each director here

I wrote "Farce in slow motion" about Brian De Palma for La Furia Umana Paper Version No. 4 published in November 2013. Sales details on the following pages. here

An Interview to me by Daichi Yoshino, director of "Cinema Kinema" that is a program of Radio Kansai was published on the website of Kobe film museum. here

I contributed the text entitled "“Cinema on Stage Performances and Criticisms of Media" to the SPUTNIK, Official Guide Book of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2013. here

New Century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino vol.4 December 15 (Sun) 17:30 ~ Hugo Santiago's Invasión (1969, 123 minutes) (Screenplay: Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy = Casares) +my lecture 21:00~ Leonardo Favio's El Romance del Aniceto y la Francisca (1967,60 minutes) all DVD screenings at UPLINK informations here

Retrospective of Jean-Claude Rousseau was held again on October 29, 2013, at Doshisha University Imadegawa Kanbaikan Clover Hall and on October 31, at the Hardy Hall. And Cordão Verde by Rossana Torres and Atsuhiro Suzuki who is featuring in Rousseau's Saudade, was also presented. I participated in talk show with Rousseau, Jun Fujita Hirose on October 31. more informations here

On July 28, 2013 (Sun) New Century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino vol.3 Rafael Filippelli collection 15: 30~ Esas cuatro notas (2004 90 min) 18: 30~ Música Nocturna (2007 83 min) + my lecture ※ DVD screening at Film School of Tokyo here

On June 16, 2013 (Sun) New Cinema presents Cine Argentino vol.2 Manuel Antin's Los venerables todos (1963, 73 min) DVD screening + my lecture at Film School of Tokyo here

I wrote "The machine captures sensuality and instability"(about George Cukor's Two Faced Woman and Abel Ferrara's Snake Eyes) for La Furia Umana n.16 here , and reference

On May 25, 2013 (Sat) New Century New Cinema presents Cine Argentino vol.1, Manuel Antin's Circe (1964,71 min) ※ DVD screening + my lecture at Uplink Factory. here

I contributed "Highlight 2012" to elumiere. here

I wrote a text "shoelace for yourself" for the leaflet of Makoto Shinozaki's Arekara (from then) which was released at the Auditorium Shibuya theater from March 9, 2013. more information about the film here

On February 19, 2013 (Tuesday), I lectured on "Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma" in Athenee Francais Cultural Center. This is a related event in "Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma - screening and analysis of each chapter"(February 12 - 20). more information here

2012/12/27 I participated in "Two handguns of Corabo Monsters !! Talk live" as a guest at Shibuya UPLINK. The document is here

I wrote a review of Cinémas d'avant-garde: mode d'emploi (Nicole Brenez, translated by Kentaro Sudo, Gendai shicho sha ) for NOBODY 38 issue. more information here

In November 2012 I wrote "the masters of Audio-visual world in late 1960s" (Bunuel, Bergman, Antonioni, Resnais' Muriel, Straub=Huillet's Nicht versöhnt, Godard..) for Chuo Review No.281 (autumn issue). more information here

I wrote "Swimming in a sea of image about japanese cinema 2012" for desistfilm.com. here

I participated in "Critics training cast" as a guest speaker at Film School of Tokyo on November 7, 2012.

I voted to "The greatest film poll 2012" of Sight and Sound 2012. here
And All time my top 10 for sense of cinema in 2003 is unavailable now so here

On October 23, 2012 (Tuesday) Screenings + my lecture, presentation of new films of Jean-Claude Rousseau, at Doshisha University Imadegawa Kanbaikan Clover Hall. Festival (80 minutes) Saudade (14 minutes) Dernier Soupir (1 minute 50 seconds) Nuite Blanche (1 minutes and 40 seconds) all first screening in Japan. here

On September 8, 2012 (Sat) Institut Francais Tokyo Espace Image (formerly Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo) I lectured for tribute to Raul Ruiz entitled "fiction laboratory". Retrospective of Ruiz had held from September 8, 2012 (Sat) - September 28. more information here

Corabo Monsters!! (directed by Yoichi Nishiyama, Hiroshi Takahashi,Ken Furusawa) was released from May 12, 2012. I wrote text for the leaflet. For more information here

La Furia Umana 13 issue, including my text entitled "Flashpoint" about Jean-Claude Rousseau was published. here

On July 14, 2012 (Sat) my cineclub "New Center Century New Cinema vol.4" in Athene Francais Cultural Center Tokyo, France van de Staak's Uit het werk van Baruch de Spinoza 1632-1677 (first screening in Japan) + Jean-Marie Straub's Corneille = Brecht (distributed by AFCC in 2011) were screened. More information here

On May 26, 2012 (Sat) 15:30~ Before screening of A Idade da terra, I lectured "Glauber Rocha, his films and age" at Athenee Francais Cultural Center. It is related "Glauber Rocha Selection in 2011", on the last day of the re-screening period that have been held in euro space theater. For more information here

In February 2012 underground culture magazine TRASH-UP !! vol.11 was published.It includes my interview by Hirotaka Nakayama, principally I analyzed Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere. here

In Chuo Review No.276 (summer issue) I wrote "To be close to / not to be close to, To believe/ Not to believe - A battle of modern cinema >. For more information here

On August 6, 2011 (Saturday) 14:00 - I lectured entitled "Portuguese cinema and theatrical representation" Athene Francais Cultural Center in Tokyo. It was related with "Portuguese Film Festival 2010- Manoel de Oliveira and the great masters of Portuguese cinema ". after my lecture João César Monteiro's As Bodas de Deus and Antonio Reis & Marugarida-Cordeiro's Tras-os Montes. more information here

The screenings of Peter Nestler's Die Nordkalotte and Johan van der Keuken's Flat Jungle on June 7, 2011 (Tuesday)+my lecture (after screening) and Nestler's Verteidigung der Ziet on on June 14 related with EU Film Days (free admission / DVD screening), were held at Doshisha University Imadegawa Kanbaikan Clover Hall. (as for all films first screening in Japan ) material

On February 26&27, 2011 at Hosei University Ichigaya campus Fujimi Stella via hall, retrospective of Jean-Claude Rousseau in Tokyo was held. De Son Appartement (Grand Prix of Marseille International Documentary Film Festival) was the first screened in Japan. At 15:30~ my lecture. Thanks to Kumi Sato and Jun Fujita Hirose, for the screening.

In November 2010 EXPO TEN/ICHI was published. This magazine includes a discussion between Satoshi Kuzuu and me about present of cinema, media, how to avoid future war...here

On November 27, 2010 (Sat) 19:00~, at Hosei University Ichigaya campus 5th floor 527 classroom, the event "Que Farei com Esta Espada=imagem?" was held. Satoshi Kuzuu and me discussed about João César Monteiro there. The discussion was published in DVU magazine vol.3 here (There were also related screenings on 12/3, 11, 12.) includes my lecture about Marco Bellocchio at Hosei University on the September 11, 2009 (the title "footsteps of Marco Bellocchio")

I wrote text for the leaflet of Manoel de Oliveira's Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma, that had been released at Tokyo Iwanami Hall from May 1 to June 11, 2010.

I took part in the symposium of the EU Film Days which was held at the National Film Center on May 20, 2010.

On April 30, 2010 Marco Bellocchio special lecture was held at Film School of Tokyo. Bellocchio, Shinji Aoyama, Tamaki Tsuchida and me joined.

On December 15, 2009 nobody 32 issue was released, I wrote "naturalness or time is going to stop ̶ Jacques Rosier and modern times" for the issue. more information here

I wrote "Uchida Tomu's jidaigeki (costume plays) seen from modern view" for Chuo Review magazine (published from Chuo University) No.270 (winter issue). here

On November 17, 2009 (Tuesday) at UPLINK Factory, I presented Rudolf Torme's Beschreibung Einer Insel (1977/8) (thanks to Rudolf Thome,moana film). Original 16mm / DVD screening, For more information here

On November 4, 2009 (Wednesday) I wrote text for the leaflet for "John Ford's silent films" at Hosei University Ichigaya campus Fujimi Stella via hall.

On September 11, 2009 at 14:00~ Several films of Marco Bellocchio was presented at Hosei University Ichigaya campus Fujimi B1 Stella via hall. At 18:30~ I lectured. here

On June 2, 2009 (Tuesday), 17:00~ In my cineclub "new century new cinema", Jean-Claude Rousseau's La Vallée Close was screened (the first screened in Japan) in Doshisha University Imadegawa Kanbaikan Clover Hall (admission free) in Kyoto. (material)

On February 22, 2009 (Sun) 15:30 I discussed with Satoshi Kuzuu about films of Jerzy Skolimowski, in Stella via hall in Hosei University Ichigaya campus Fujimi school B1. The discussion was published on culture magazine TERUTERUBOZU vol.3

I had lectured monthly in BRAINZ, a workshop in Shibuya, since 2008.10 to 2009.2.

I wrote text for "Huangniutian Film special,20 years of Chinese Documentary", in the catalogue of "Documentary Dream Show of Yamagata" in Tokyo 2008.

Munbarak Ali's blog, Supposedaura linked my website. Thank you! link

I wrote review of Pedro Costa's Colossal Youth for monthly music magazine LATINA 2008 May issue.

I lectured on May 20, 2008 (Tuesday) 19:30 ~ screening Marco Bellocchio's Buongiorno, Notte during BAKUON FILM FESTIVAL 2008 in Kichijoji Baus theater . here (the lecture was published in 2009 Bakuon Film Festival catalog)

The Last was screened in Kyoto!
On October 30, 2007 (Tuesday) 17:15 - Doshisha University Imadegawa school Kanbaikan Clover Hall (free admission)

Derives' first issue was published by net4image.com in May 2007, including excerpt of my text (1) . The issue with DVD featuring Jean-Claude Rousseau's Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre, Deux fois le tour du monde, Faux départ.

On September 19, 2007 ,in Tokyo Athene Francais Cultural Center I did the New Century New Cinema vol.3. Screenings, presented Alexandre Rekhviashvili's The Last (2006) (material)

"An actress Hara Setsuko" was published in the Minami Shinshu newspaper on July 25&26 2007. This text is a revisit of Akira Kurosawa's films of 1946-52, especially his Idiot as peak, as a bridge from german expressionism films&Sternberg's films to the late Soviet films.

In my cineclub new century new cinema Raul Ruiz's Miotte vu par Ruiz was screened at Doshisha University Imadegawa school Kanbaikan Clover Hall (admission free) on May 12, 2007 (Saturday) 15:00~

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Andy Rector has introduced my text (1) in his blog KINO SLANG. Thank you! here

"Makino and Kurosawa, two different essence" was published in the Minami Shinshu newspaper on October 4&6, 2006.

My translated texts excerpt from "Pedro Costa's gaze to the World" published by Sendai Mediatheque has been cited in the catalogue of 2005 Vienna International Film Festival (10.14-26) .






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