Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station 1974

The Shinjuku district was the epicentre of Tokyo's art scene and the political fever pitch where protests took place on a regular basis during the 1960s. Jonouchi's compilation footage of the area defies documentary imagery and transforms itself into something altogether more poetically subjective, attempting to capture the chaos of the location through his camerawork and editing. In 1974, Jonouchi projected images of the past onto himself whilst reciting Dada-influenced and virtually inaudible poetry generating a cacophony of images and sounds, drawing from and participating in the maelstrom of political and artistic expression during the era.

The Praying Mantis

The Praying Mantis 1988

A cicada is resting high on a tree. It is chirping for all it’s worth and drinking in the dew, oblivious of a mantis behind. The mantis, bending over and arching up its front leg, is going to catch the cicada but does not know that there is an oriole beside it. The bird has stretched out its neck, ready to peck at the mantis. Again the oriole is unaware that a weasel is sneaking up to it. The three creatures all covet gains ahead without being aware of an imminent danger behind.

Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World

Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World 1993

Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. From his strategic brilliance to the Ides of March this documentary examines the legendary ruler whose genius and determination forged an empire that would stand for centuries.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh 1990

Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache stars as troubled painter Vincent van Gogh in this drama from the BBC's "Omnibus" series. Struggling to make ends meet first as an art dealer, then as a missionary in a coal mine, van Gogh was tormented by elusive love and madness. After notoriously cutting off his ear and spending a year in an asylum, we see the artists struggles and passions throughout his life.

Salandar

Salandar 1980

The Mongol invasion of Iran leaves the country devastated but the people fight for their right in their own way.

Blackface

Blackface

Set in 1881, a black minstrel performer grapples with acting on stage after getting a surprise visit from his estranged father.

A. Einstein

A. Einstein 1990

Two parted movie about Einsteins escape from germany in 1932 and his influence in the invention of the nuclear bomb in 1939.

上海バスキング

上海バスキング 1984

Set in the 1930s in the international city of Shanghai, the film follows the extravagant life and times of a group of jazz musicians, living from one advance paycheck to the next, as the country teeters over the brink into the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Karczma na bagnach

Karczma na bagnach 1989

This film is based on the short story 'Karczma nad Bzurą' by Jerzy Gierałtowski. It takes places during the Partitions of Poland.