Cine-concert A Page of Madness | TIFF

Cine-concert A Page of Madness

02.04.2024 14:42
Tuesday, 18 June, 2024 - 18:00
Cinema Dacia

A Page of Madness, dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japonia, 1926

Original music & live interpretation: Irina-Margareta Nistor & CelloFun

A Page of Madness is an experimental silent thriller. Considered lost for 45 years, the film is the product of an avant-garde group of artists from Japan, known as Shinkankakuha (School of New Perceptions), who sought to surpass naturalistic representation in film, being influenced by German expressionism cinema. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Cinema Dacia -
The action of the film is set in a psychiatric institution in rural Japan. In the midst of a torrential rain, a caretaker walks the halls of an asylum populated by patients with mental illnesses... Using extravagant superimpositions, hallucinatory sequences, and fast and insistent visual structures, the film builds an intense and claustrophobic atmosphere. Neither pro nor anti-madness, not at all traditional, but not purely modern, A Page of Madness is lush and ambiguous, fully deserving its cult film status.