Clemens Krümmel will provide an illustrated analysis of several motives from the Japanese film Nowhere Man as well as talk about the aesthetics of enlivened stones by showing clips from other films and works.
After the lecture, the film Nowhere Man will be shown. It is centered on a manga artist who chooses to quit his commercialised profession and starts to run a stone shop. Nowhere Man is the direction debut of actor Naoto Takenaka. It is based on a famous manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge and was awarded the Fipresci prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1991.
Nowhere Man (Muno no hoto)
Japan 1991, Japanese with English subtitles, 107 min
director and leading role: Naoto Takenaka