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Toshio Matsumoto

Ki = Breathing

Edition 1981
29' - 1980 - Short
Director: Toshio Matsumoto Composer: Tôru Takemitsu With: Hiroko Horiuchi
Intended as a visualisation of the inner Zen experience, this is in any case a very beautifully photographed and somewhat strangely told ghost story that takes place in a misty primeval landscape that eventually opens up to an immeasurable sea. It plays with colours, stop motion and split screen. Matsumoto is the author of the terrible revenge film SHURA.

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Credits

Director

Toshio Matsumoto

Composer

Tôru Takemitsu

With

Hiroko Horiuchi

Director of Photography

Akichika Sugiyama

Producer

Arata Isozaki, Teruji Shibata

More information

Countries of production

Japan

Year

1980

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