Japanese Avant-garde & Experimental Film Festival (Jaeff) announces full Programme

Tickets are now on sale for Jaeff 2019: Nation!

This year’s festival will be held at the Barbican Centre, Close-Up Film Centre and MetFilm School from Friday 20 September through Sunday 22 September. Jaeff 2019: Nation will see five feature-length films screened alongside seven short-form films. We will again be hosting a panel discussion at the Barbican, and are very excited to announce a free filmmakers’ workshop at the MetFilm School.

Friday 20 September 201 – Barbican Cinema 3 – 6pm

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

USA 1985, Dir Paul Schrader, 120 mins, Digital presentation

+ Patriotism (Yūkoku)

Japan 1966, Dir Yukio Mishima and Domoto Masaki, 28 mins, Digital presentation

Reimagined in vibrant, expressionist colour, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters marries an author to his fiction—a vivid middle where man and myth collide. Yukio Mishima (Ken Ogata) is considered to be one of Japan’s most important novelists, and via Paul and Leonard Schrader’s unique framing, is
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