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Pastoral Hide and Seek


This non-narrative film is a phantasmal meditation on director Shuji Terayama's adolescence, living in a small community and overwhelmed by the suffocating demands of his widowed mother. He has a crush on a married woman in the community, who asks him to run away to the big city with her. At some point, the action in the film stops as the director comes into the frame and enters into a dialogue with the representation of himself at age 15...more