KITANO TAKESHI SHINSHUTSU-KIBOTSU
The secondary title of this episode of the series Cinema of our time consists of four Chinese characters (shin-shutsu-ki-botsu) which describe one who wreacks havoc among gods and demons, when one appears the other disappears. We have translated it more prosaically as Ç the unpredictable. È
Unpredictable, always surprising is the first characteristic of the film maker Takeshi Kitano, especially in his conversation with ShiguŽhiko Hasumi, philosopher, essayist, president of the University of Tokyo, and author of the remarkable books on Ozu, Naruse…
The interview lasted several days during which the director finished his
latest film, LâEtŽ de Kikujiro.
Year of production: 1999