JAEFF: The Tremors of Japanese New Wave Cinema
Last week I explored Japanese avant-garde cinema at Barbican. JAEFF welcomed me in and I took my seat within the audience while the guest speakers prepared themselves, deciding which colour mic they wanted to use. All four of them are world renowned experts in Japanese cinema, ready to discuss their field in depth and highlight its current status, as well as unearth its roots. It was a pinnacle moment in the weekend, serving up invaluable insight and context to the festival’s exploration of Japanese new wave and avant-garde cinema.