Masao Adachi

Wan: Rice Bowl (1962) 16mm, black and white, 24.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"... a film by a director who became notorious for this feature made in 1963, THE HOLELESS VAGINA, a picture recently released by the Japanese authorities and never commercially shown. Born in 1940, Adachi studied at Nippon University's Film School and graduated the year after RICE BOWL was made. It is a near-allegory about shame (if not sin) and death and futility. An exercise in surrealism involving a rice ceremony, black robes, a ceremonial sword, and a white-robed sacrifice." -- Donald Richie

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