The World of the Siberians シベリヤ人の世界, dir. Tsuchimoto Noriaki, Japan 1968, 99’, 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles
Tsuchimoto made this travelogue film in 1967, documenting a five-month journey from the port city of Nakhodka on the coast of the Sea of Japan, to Moscow on the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
Beautifully shot in colour, Tsuchimoto moves the camera from celebrations and official parades to the expressions of ordinary daily life, portraying the experiences of young people in Siberia. This commissioned film was televised, but this theatrical version was never released, and it is rarely shown.
This screening is a UK Premiere.