Vā€™18: OCTOBER 25 ā€“ NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ACHILLES TO KAME

V' 08

ACHILLES TO KAME

ACHILLES AND THE TORTOISE

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2008
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

ACHILLES TO KAME

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2008
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

Actors: 
Reo Yoshioka
Machisu als Junge
Yurei Yanagi
Machisu als junger Mann
Kitano (Beat) Takeshi
Machisu als alter Mann
Higuchi Kanago
Sachiko
Screenplay: 
Kitano Takeshi
Sound: 
Horiuchi Senji
Camera: 
Yanagishima Katsumi
Editor: 
Kitano Takeshi
Composer: 
Kajiura Yuki
Decoration: 
Isoda Norihiro

Production: 
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. Shiodome Sumitomo Bldg. 16F, 1-9-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0021, Japan T 3 625 233 68 yuhara@visual.bandai.co.jp
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Kitano Takeshi's newest film takes its title from a famous paradox by the pre-Socratic philosopher Zeno, which claimed that motion, time and change are nothing but illusions. Achilles and the Tortoise tackles the idea that art is a chimera, and follows the absurd, star-crossed life of Machisu, an artist with no talent. (...) Sophisticated and original, the film features a rich procession of paintings by Kitano himself. Though designed to represent the failure of an amateur artist, these works are actually quite fascinating. Furnishing an elegant subtext to the film's smooth narrative texture, the pictures write Machisu's emotional history, filling in his many silences. (Giovanna Fulvi)

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