Machi

Machi

Machi

  • Shigeji Ogino
  • Japan
  • 1930, 14 min
Script: Shigeji Ogino
Photography: Shigeji Ogino
Editing: Shigeji Ogino
Producer, Co-producer: Shigeji Ogino
Color: Black and white
Language: No dialogue
Synopsis

One of Ogino’s early avant-garde masterpieces shot on 9.5mm film, this is the Japanese contribution to the urban symphony genre. In a well-arranged rhythmic composition consisting of impressively framed shots and using experimental optical techniques, Ogino pays tribute to the hustle and bustle, speed and non-stop movement in Tokyo, which had by then recovered from the devastating earthquake of 1923.

Biography

A Japanese film pioneer, Shigeji Ogino (1899–1991) started experimenting with film in the late 1920s. He made over 400 short films, ranging from travelogues to experimental animation, using different film formats, including 8mm, 16mm, and the non-traditional 9.5mm, which was used by the Pathé Baby amateur film system. After WW II, he founded the Ogino 8mm Film School.

Photo Gallery

National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / Akira Tochigi / 3-7-6, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo / 104-0031 / Japan / tochigi@momat.go.jp / www.momat.go.jp
 
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Exhibition format: 35 mm
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Screening:
29.10.2015 16:30
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