Panel Discussion: The Tremors of the Japanese New Wave

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A special event in the Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival’s programme of youth orientated films from the new wave period of the 1960s and 70s.

This free admission panel event will bring together world renowned experts in Japanese cinema including film historians, academics, and curators.  Following the festival themes of youth and protest, they will address questions surrounding the legacy of the cultural and social upheaval in Japan in the 1960s and the thematic and stylistic influences from the Japanese avant-garde.

Given the current cinematic climate, the question of gender representation in cinema is more prescient than ever. The panel will elucidate on the male dominated Japanese New Wave and discuss how filmmaking in Japan might, or might not, be diversifying.

There will be time allocated for audience questions, so come prepared.

Part of the Japanese Avant-garde & Experimental Film Festival

Joining the panel are freelance writer and Emeritus Reader in Film and Media at SOAS, Isolde Standish, who has published several key works on Japanese cinema and is currently working on a book length study of Nagisa Oshima; Jelena Stojković, a lecturer in history and theory of photography at the Arts University Bournemouth, and the author of the forthcoming book The Impossible Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Photography in 1930s Japan; Julian Ross, a Research Fellow and teacher at the University of Westminster, a curator of Japanese cinema and art programs at institutions such as the Tate Modern, the BFI, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Harvard Film Archive, and a programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; and Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Culture, and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Jennifer Coates, the author of Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964 (Hong Kong University Press, 2016)

Presented in partnership with the Japan Foundation

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