Takahiko Iimura

Takahiko
Iimura

Takahiko Iimura is a Japanese avant-garde filmmaker and fine artist. He is considered one of the pioneers of experimental and independent filmmaking in Japan.

Films

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    Ai (Love)
    Experimental

    Ai (Love)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Iro (Colors)
    Experimental

    Iro (Colors)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Kuzu (Junk)
    Experimental

    Kuzu (Junk)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    On Eye Rape

    On Eye Rape
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Early Film Poems
    Experimental

    Early Film Poems
    Takahiko Iimura

    sound, 44 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Anma (The Massure)
    Experimental

    Anma (The Massure)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
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    Onan

    Onan
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Rose Color Dance
    Experimental

    Rose Color Dance
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Sakasama (Upside Down)
    Experimental

    Sakasama (Upside Down)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, silent, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Biography

Iimura was born in Tokyo and is a graduate of Keio University. His film, Onan, won the Special Prize at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival in 1964. He published a seminal work on experimental filmmaking in 1970, Geijutsu to higeijutsu no aida, and a biography of Yoko Ono, Ono Yōko hito to sakuhin, in 1985. Iimura made much of his film in New York City, but became a professor at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design in 1992.

Archive

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    Critic Jyūshin Satō (left) and filmmaker Takahiko Iimura (right) at the offices of New York Filmmakers’ Cooperative

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    MM Serra interview with Takahiko Iimura