Magino Village - A Tale
Screen with The Theatre of a Thousand Years, 30min interval
日本 Japan｜1986｜222 min｜彩色 Colour｜16mm
日語對白，中英文字幕 In Japanese with Chinese & English subtitles
導演 Director：小川紳介 Shinsuke Ogawa
Is it too much for a documentary to take 13 years to film? It is nothing compared to the thousands of years of rice culture. Magino Village - A Tale documents Ogawa production team and their study of rice, ecology, the tales and archaeological remains in Magino Village. Ogawa expressed his worldview and agricultural culture in a four-hour long film. The peasants uprising at the end are the descendants of the traitors two hundred years ago. The reenactment is almost like a collective redemption with mixed feelings of shame and pride. The concept, format, and production of the film are unprecedented that there was no suitable theatre to screen it. The team built ‘the Theatre of a Thousand Years’ specially for this film in the one-month screening period. For Ogawa, not only filmmaking is art, but also film-screening that the two cannot exist without another. Perhaps, it is the reason why a review once commented that Magino Village - A Tale is a motion pictures version of Being and Time. It is also the last full-length film before he passed away in 1992, and marking the end of his film journey.
Chinese subtitles was provided by Taiwan International Documentary Festival
導演簡歷 Director Biography