Monday, December 22, 2008

PATRIOTISM -- Directed by Yukio Mishima (1966)



I watched this film recently. I had never heard about it, and stumbled upon it by accident. It is only 29 minutes long, but extremely powerful.

It's done in the style of Japanese Noh theatre and is therefor very minimalist. The music is by Wagner, (or something very like Wagner) if you can believe it.

I don't want to say much more and do a spoiler. If there are any responses to this post, I might post a spoiler there if anyone wants it, so beware!

1 comment:

amnion said...

Hello,
My name is Aaron Embry
I thought you might be interested in seeing Yukio Mishima's film
"Yukoku-the Rite of Love and Death"
with the original score I wrote.
Watch the film here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9201439452997071422

Share your thought in the comments !

Thanks,
Aaron Embry