Imamura Shōhei: Betwixt fiction and documentary − an introduction

Mihalopoulos, Bill orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-6112-6094 (2017) Imamura Shōhei: Betwixt fiction and documentary − an introduction. Asian Cinema, 28 (1). pp. 93-100. ISSN 1059-440X

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'Betwixt fiction and documentary’ reveals Imamura’s development as a filmmaker through reference to historical events that shaped the style and form of his work. Imamura traces his quest for an authentic cinematic to his involvement in the black
market in the years immediately after Japan’s surrender and occupation. ‘Betwixt fiction and documentary’ also gives the background to why Imamura turned his back on commercial film making for most of the 1970s.

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