Easily my favorite out of the Yamazaki films I've seen so far and this will probably continue to be the case for the remaining I have access to at the moment. It seems like Yamazaki, just as other Japanese experimental filmmakers like Onishi and Yamada, "resorts" (my personal preferences speaking here) to self-documentary in some of their films and they are potentially more experimental in content than form or technique, if that makes any sense, which is why, despite understanding…
Sadness is a much more stable emotion in people than joy.
(There is obviously also the political aspect of Golubeva, a blue-eyed white person visiting the Tofalar tribe and just by existing among them causing conflict between the few of them, but first and foremost, like others have also pointed out, this works as a visually stunning "tone poem".)
World premiere of the third installment. I think this was the first time I had a glimmer of understanding what Makino does on a formal level. There was this big wide wall in a remodeled concrete hall (the venue used to be a crematorium lol) and he projected 3 layers onto it. 2 similar ones to the left and right and another one in-between, which all blended together into another layer in the middle and combined with the glasses that…