Tokyo & Sports Series: SAPPORO WINTER OLYMPICS
February 25, 2020 will be exactly six months from the start of the Tokyo 2020 PARALYMPICS, and the evening will be preceded by a screening of the short film about the inaugural Paralympics game, TOKYO PARALYMPICS “A Song for Social Rehabilitation” 1964, 11 min. Planned and produced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Film Association.
SAPPORO WINTER OLYMPICS 札幌オリンピック
Directed by Masahiro SHINODA 1972, 167 min. [Documentary] New HD digital transfer
Masahiro Shinoda’s interest in sports and experience as an athlete, he was a long-distance runner, made him an ideal choice to direct the official film of the XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972. His work is marked by its gravitas, and this can be felt in the opening Torch Relay sequence. Few Olympic films can boast such aesthetically pleasing images as this one. Shinoda takes full advantage of the ‘Scope format, and of the superb equipment at his disposal. Allied to this is a subtle use of sound and silence, filtering out all extraneous noise when required.
DETAILSTokyo & Sports Series: SAPPORO WINTER OLYMPICS
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