Richard I. Suchenski is the Founder and Director of the Center for Moving Image Arts (CMIA) and Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard. He is the author of Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film and the editor of Hou Hsiao-hsien, which was paired with an international retrospective he curated that traveled to twenty-five cities between 2014 and 2016.

IN THE REVIEW

History from a High Angle

A scene from Masaki Kobayashi’s film Seppuku (1962)

A Dream of Resistance: The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki

by Stephen Prince
What unites Masaki Kobayashi’s films is an interest in the tension between the fixity of official narratives and the complexities of lived experience.