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Under the Sun


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Masks of Arcadia
Fifteen years ago, director Geoff Dunlop visited the village of Kurokawa in northern Japan. At that time, Gonjiro was the 16-year-old grandson of one of the leading members of the community, a prosperous rice farmer and master of the Noh mask drama, which has been sustained in the village for five centuries. Today, the family is almost ruined financially and Gonjiro is in danger of spending all his time alternating between rice farming and working on the railways in Tokyo.
'I try not to think,' says
Gonjiro. 'I hear that too much thinking shortens your life. But there are things we have to face. I can't face all my problems at once, so one-by-one I stamp them out, one-by-one'.
In this film, Geoff Dunlop returns to Kurokawa to discover that the lives of Gonjiro and his family have been up-ended by the whirlwind of change which is blowing through all of Japan. Photography DAVID FEIG Film editor TARIQ ANWAR Written and directed by GEOFFDUNLOP
Series editor CHRIS CURLING


Director: Geoff Dunlop
Unknown: Geoff Dunlop
Editor: Tariq Anwar

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