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6 Ratings

Forest of Pressure

Assatsu no mori – Takasaki Keizai Daigaku toso no kiroku

Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa
Japan, 1967


Forest of Oppression, turns to the phenomenon of students barricading themselves inside schools to various political ends. They chose Takasaki City University of Economics, and audiences were shocked by the vigor and violence of this protest in such a minor university.

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Forest of Pressure Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Forest of Pressure

    16mm. It will be difficult to find, except perhaps with Masao Adachi and Kazuo Hara and, in the West, Marker, Hurwitz, Ivens and Emile de Antonio, such ideological interiority and such formalistic sincerity in the act of portraying, and to inhabit inwardly what was then sought: a (the) revolution. Understanding the portrait view with/in the same kinetic and anti-normative sense is the product of a great thinker.