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Isn’t Anyone Alive? (Sogo “Gakuryu” Ishii, 2011).
"With sharp, unconventional dialogue, Isn’t Anyone Alive? adaptsthe Shiro Maeda play of the same name in a darkly humorous and experimental film that is utterly and simplistically absurd in its premise – that had me thinking of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at times! –  yet quite fascinating: set against the backdrop of an urban legend, students on a University campus start dropping like flies at different rates, most while in the midst of solving some pressing interpersonal issues. But what do those issues – or anything, for that matter – mean, when death is so imminent?” [via Spectacular Optical]
Ishii’s latest is not necessarily a film I would recommend, but it is nonetheless a fascinating, boldly nihilistic and absurdist subversion of narrative — what does a film become when it has no protagonist or meaning?

Isn’t Anyone Alive? (Sogo “Gakuryu” Ishii, 2011).

"With sharp, unconventional dialogue, Isn’t Anyone Alive? adaptsthe Shiro Maeda play of the same name in a darkly humorous and experimental film that is utterly and simplistically absurd in its premise – that had me thinking of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at times! –  yet quite fascinating: set against the backdrop of an urban legend, students on a University campus start dropping like flies at different rates, most while in the midst of solving some pressing interpersonal issues. But what do those issues – or anything, for that matter – mean, when death is so imminent?” [via Spectacular Optical]

Ishii’s latest is not necessarily a film I would recommend, but it is nonetheless a fascinating, boldly nihilistic and absurdist subversion of narrative — what does a film become when it has no protagonist or meaning?

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