Synopsis by Mark Deming
The work of Japanese experimental filmmaker Hiroyuki Oki as been described as "queer ambient film," and this work brings his fascination with dream-like images and manipulation of time through editing to a new level. Yusho-Renaissance follows an artist and his companions on a trip to the forest, while a mysterious but beautiful woman follows; without a structural narrative, their journey becomes a lovely but surreal parade of images, altered through editing, filmed at multiple speeds or modified by video manipulation. Yusho-Renaissance was screened as part of the Frontiers series as the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
forest, Japan, journey, surrealism, woman