Introduction/序論 Again, it is time to celebrate! At the Inca Imperial International Film Festival Masakuza Kaneko’s The Albino’s Tree (2016) received the award for Best Photography and, even better, won the award for the Best Feature Film. While you can read in our review what’s so wonderful about this beautiful nuanced narrative, we also asked Masakuza Kaneko…
“Even now, on the occasion of guiding the performances of actors, I occasionally show this movie as prime reference.”
It is his beautiful use of movement within shots and his exquisite use of interior geometry that underlines his compositional talent.
“On the day that I saw this movie, I was ‘ordered’ to fight, during my entire life, with divine violence.”
“A narrative with a moral message, that, depending on the situation you find yourself in, might still have a profound impact. If it doesn’t, the narrative still remains a noteworthy introduction to the legend of Seijun Suzuki. “