GRASS LABYRINTH (Shuji Terayama, 1979, 1983)

Originally part of a producer’s package consisting of three short films by different filmmakers, Shuji Terayama’s Kusa-meikyu is a slight, teasing thing that has some affinity to Strindberg’s expressionistic plays, such as “The Ghost Sonata” and A Dream Play, and Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai (1947), with its dreamlike, shifting appearances of the woman […]