“I forget who said that films are desires visualized, but for me, at least, film is the visualization of the director’s desire. But the director’s desire doesn’t appear in the film directly. It appears in all kinds of convoluted forms. My fear that my desire will appear in my films has always caused me to be extremely wary of making films, hasn’t it? Haven’t I made films to hide my desires instead? Trying to hide them made them appear even more vividly.”
Nagisa OshimaMarch 31, 1932 – January 15, 2013

I forget who said that films are desires visualized, but for me, at least, film is the visualization of the director’s desire. But the director’s desire doesn’t appear in the film directly. It appears in all kinds of convoluted forms. My fear that my desire will appear in my films has always caused me to be extremely wary of making films, hasn’t it? Haven’t I made films to hide my desires instead? Trying to hide them made them appear even more vividly.”

Nagisa Oshima
March 31, 1932 – January 15, 2013

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"Since my very first films, primarily Night and Fog in Japan, certain critics have picked up on a shot that for them was characteristic of my work, one where a flame burns in the dark. For me, this flame represents the lives of my characters. But it’s also an image of our lives. I often cite this maxim: ‘Just like the fish that dwell in the abyss, we cannot find the light until we ourselves shine.’”
Nagisa OshimaMarch 31, 1932 - January 15, 2013

"Since my very first films, primarily Night and Fog in Japan, certain critics have picked up on a shot that for them was characteristic of my work, one where a flame burns in the dark. For me, this flame represents the lives of my characters. But it’s also an image of our lives. I often cite this maxim: ‘Just like the fish that dwell in the abyss, we cannot find the light until we ourselves shine.’”

Nagisa Oshima
March 31, 1932 - January 15, 2013

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大島 渚 Nagisa Oshima (March 31, 1932 - January 15, 2013).  R.I.P  

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David Bowie and Nagisa Oshima at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

David Bowie and Nagisa Oshima at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

David Bowie and Nagisa Oshima on the set of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

David Bowie and Nagisa Oshima on the set of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

In the Realm of the Senses // dir. Nagisa Oshima

In the Realm of the Senses // dir. Nagisa Oshima