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Koreyoshi Kurahara

Black Sun

This film was selected by Vic Brooks, Lucy Raven and Evan Calder Williams of 13BC to coincide with their current exhibition Fatal Act as the final instalment in a curated series of screenings.

Black Sun is a 1964 film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara that portrays the relationship between a jazz-obsessed misfit living in the bombed ruins of a church and an AWOL African-American soldier. One of the leading figures of the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, Kurahara is known for his frenetic, free-form approach to filmmaking and a series of films, particularly The Warped Ones (1960) that voice the anger and anxieties of a generation growing up in postwar Japan.

Black Sun is 1 hour 21 minutes long and is screened with permission from Janus Films, New York.

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