Japanese

Double Shadows 2: Where Cinema and Life Converge


October 10–16   [Venues] CS Yamagata Citizens’ Hall (Small Hall), YC Yamagata Central Public Hall 6F

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An acclaimed program from YIDFF 2015 returns for a second time, featuring films that will not only directly address the history of cinema and cinema itself, but also overlay images in mutual reverberation, imparting the light of the projected film subject. In C, D, J, and K, life and cinema become inseparable; in I and M, living on the land becomes part of cinematic impossibility. In G and H, there are worlds in which images have the power to deviate from restraints of law and authority; in L and N, film strives to re-connect severed history that contains life and truth. A and B mix reality and fiction, inviting disbelief of the actual existence of self; in E, F, and O, images reverberate against each other and existence is shaken such that time and place are transcended. In these works, the double shadows created at the locus of cinema and life’s convergence depict the diverse and varicolored act of living.


  1. Showman  Dir: Albert & David Maysles / 1963 / 53 min   Oct. 15 15:20 CS
  2. Meet Marlon Brando  Dir: Albert & David Maysles / 1966 / 29 min   Oct. 15 15:20 CS
  3. On My Way to Fujiyama, I Saw . . .  Dir: Jonas Mekas / 1996 / 24 min   Oct. 10 YC (Central Public Hall 6F) | Oct. 15 18:00 CS
  4. I Had Nowhere to Go  Dir: Douglas Gordon / 2016 / 100 min   Oct. 15 18:00 CS
  5. Remake of a Summer  Dir: Magari Bragard & Séverine Enjolras / 2016 / 96 min   Oct. 13 17:20 CS
  6. Chronicle of a Summer  Dir: Edgar Morin & Jean Rouch / 1961 / 86 min   Oct. 13 15:10 CS
  7. The Master  Dir: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / 2014 / 80 min   Oct. 14 10:15 CS
  8. Chuck Norris vs Communism  Dir: Ilinca Calugareanu / 2015 / 81 min   Oct. 14 12:15 CS
  9. Goodbye My Love, North Korea  Dir: Kim Soyoung / 2019 / 89 min   Oct. 12 14:50 CS
  10. Angela’s Diaries—Two Filmmakers  Dir: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi / 2018 / 125 min (Special Invitation Film)   Oct. 16 YC (Central Public Hall 6F)
  11. Two, Three Times Branco  Dir: Boris Nicot / 2018 / 117 min   Oct. 11 19:30 CS
  12. Mute Fire  Dir: Federico Atehortúa Arteaga / 2019 / 85 min   Oct. 12 17:10 CS
  13. Talking about Trees  Dir: Suhaib Gasmelbari / 2019 / 93 min   Oct. 13 20:00 CS
  14. People Power Bombshell  Dir: John Torres / 2017 / 89 min   Oct. 15 13:00 CS
  15. Isadora’s Children  Dir: Damien Manivel / 2019 / 84 min   Oct. 12 19:20 CS

Exhibition
Jonas Mekas “Frozen Film Frames” [Admission Free]   Oct. 11–15 Yamagata Citizens’ Hall (Small Hall)