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Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: The Actor Director Yokohama Satoko on Walking the Tightrope Between Art and Entertainment

31 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

After her surreal exploration of country life, Bare Essence of Life (aka Ultra Miracle Love Story) screened at Japan Cuts in 2010, director Yokohama Satoko visits this year’s festival with The Actor, a triptastic peek into the mind and soul of a bit player.  Director Yokohama spoke with me about art, influences, wrangling some of Japan’s most venerable stars to be bit players themselves, and the challenges of funding innovative film.     The Lady Miz Diva:  Between Bare Essence Of Life and The Actor, you show a gift for non-linear storytelling.  Why does the avoidance of a straight line attract you?    Yokohama Satoko:  I think my films tend to be a mixture of reality and fantasy.  I think oftentimes our dreams or thoughts we...

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