26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI

MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI

director: Takahiko Iimura
original title: MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI
country: Japan
year: 1989
running time: 16 min.

synopsis

Ma, the Japanese concept for time and space experienced in the Ryoan-Ji Zen Garden, points to the importance of silence and emptiness in a world filled with objects and sound. The film, which blurs the line between a film essay, philosophical reflection, and conceptual work, encourages us to stop and experience our own existence.

 

“[John Cage] is my predecessor, as he said: ‘Time is the most important factor in music,’ and in response I would like to say that time is also the most important factor in film.” Interview, 2009

biography

Iimura Takahiko (1937) is regarded as one of the most important experimental filmmakers and video artists in Japanese cinema. In addition to filmmaking, he specialises in fine arts, performance, literature, and educational activities.

more about film

director: Takahiko Iimura
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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