Film Screening
Tokyo - GA

Tokyo GA - Film Still
© Wim Wenders Stiftung

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Director: Wim Wenders, colour, 92 mins, 1985
This is the third of Wim Wenders' film diaries and it traces the footsteps of the great Japanese director Yazujiro Ozu, whom he once claimed was the only filmmaker from whom he learnt anything. In 1983, 20 years after Ozu's death, Wenders wanders through Tokyo, the new mecca of consumer electronics and a flood of images. Impressions of Japanese television, golf stadiums and the parks in which the Japanese celebrate cherry blossom time with dances: Wenders compares Tokyo today with the city he knows from Ozu's films. It is contemplative rather than analytical, meditative rather than reflective, as Wenders tries to broach the secret of the true "master" and to find the ideal of making films: "Looking without wanting to prove".


New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth