Themes of neutral objectivity, triviality and perhaps even fascism run-throughout this curious little film about book censorship. At times both infuriating for the banality of its socio-political aspects, but also admirable for the central character's highly skilled, meticulous attention to detail. Will be exploring some of Baudelaire's other work.
I liked the contrast between the scratcher's glossy nails and her metallic file. It made me like pornography a little more than I did so I left the film as more of a sex-positive feminist, which is probably a good thing! It might be because the pornography looked rather fun and chirpy though! as I think most people support some censorship - e.g. child abuse images; dog fighting videos etc. neat enough though
A meditation on censorship I guess, or rather self censorship possibly. I think the lack of commentary is a nice idea, leaving the room for our own interpretation. Interestingly enough seems like the act of censorship can be a form of art on its own. It mentions how censorship can erase whole events from history... Quite interesting!
Simple and beautiful. Beautifully deceived me into believing it was a documentary, then beautifully got me confused, then beautifully made me conclude it might be fiction after all. That mental adventure is the film. The story is not on the screen, it's in your head.
Well conceived (if less well developed/executed) banality-of-evil type meditation on censorship (broadly) and socio-political aspects of Japanese culture. Despite flaws, that bit when she got to the political photos, around the 10 minute mark, was compelling (disconcerting) enough to make me quite literally nauseous. Something to this Baudelaire guy, for sure. Look forward to seeing his later work.
Desconcertante. Vale la pena ver a través de una curaduría, porque de cierta manera esta obra pertenece más al contexto de un Museo. Cuando entendemos el contexto de la obra, aquella zona gris de la "censura subjetiva" en Japón, surge algo más allá de la poética visual.
Well... that was unsettling. Being someone that works with books since 2008, I can assure you all that those were 15 minutes of torture. For every book being fouled, a bookseller died; please buy a book tomorrow in order to avoid this to happen again. Seriously, I enjoyed this more than you can imagine... maybe masochist, but I was curious to understand the practice and still images wouldn't do like the short did.
the silence of this is short is screaming. a large dystopia or a reflection of the very now where we self censor? or a lady on a mission to remove all that's personally distasteful, I love the removal of the horizon-all done with birds wing delicacy of a museum conservator.
An interesting subject, although its exposition could have been handled better. I would have loved to know more about her and her censorship choices, instead it's all up to the viewer's imagination. It's ok, but I can't help but feel it could have been developed better.