Karin Badt: Sensational Music Video Premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival: Flashback Memories 3D
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My favorite movie in the competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival this year -- so far -- is the Japanese contender: Tetsuaki Matsue's 3-D music video, Flashback Memories 3D, featuring Goma, the famed didgeridoo performer, who after severe brain damage and memory loss, caused by a car accident, comes back on stage, just about two weeks after the Fukishima disasters. One intuits that the comeback theme connects to Japan's recovery after March 11, especially since Matsue is the same director who made the hit music video in last year's competition, Tokyo Drifter, about a man who sings the same refrain in the streets of Tokyo for 24 hours after the disaster.
The film is intoxicating in its simplicity. Basically, we see Goma (real name: Hiroki Morimoto) in concert, from shot to shot, playing his long didgeridoo directly towards us (this is 3-D), while in the non-3-D background, we see shots of the local countries he tours in: the sun rising over a Balinese temple or s
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