21 August 2008

Funky Forest

The film is "Funky Forest," directed by Katsuhito Ishii. I haven't actually seen it! I'm just so excited by the previews on youtube I had to blog about it. I'm getting the same excitement when I saw some of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle in internet previews.

I don't follow film closely so this might be old news. It appears to be made of many 2-10 minute shorts that are loosely strung into some kind of social commentary. Or absurdist nonsense! I have to admit, some of the symbolism is lost on me because I'm not Japanese. The level of fantasy, outlandish costuming, and dream state surrealism, is DEFCON 1! I ordered it from Amazon so I'll let you know if it lives up to my expectations.

See for yourself:



1 comment:

Ruth Campbell said...

This movie is one of my favorites. Also check singlespicnic.com for another great clip.