117min, Japan, 2021


Screenplay: Haruo Inoue

Producer: Haruo Inoue, Reiji Yamamoto


The year 2022 marks the centennial of the birth of Jonas Mekas, the god of American avant-garde cinema. Jonas Mekas was born on a farm in Lithuania. In his youth, his homeland was taken over by the Nazis and then the Soviets, and Mekas fled to America.

Gozo Yoshimasu (born 1939), a pioneer of Japanese contemporary poetry, pursued the vision of his ally, the late Jonas Mekas (12/14/1922 - 1/23/2019), in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The time is the end of January 2020, just before the coronavirus strikes NYC, and the trip is just in time. The film depicts the dramatic birth of a poem that could be called a requiem on the first anniversary of the death of Mekas, who was considered a giant of experimental cinema.


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