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2015/08/13 11:00
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Il sorpasso


©Surf Film srl

Invitation à la flânerie / Le pied au plancher
Il sorpasso


1962 / Italy / 105min / monochrome / 35mm

Directed by Dino Risi
Written by Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, and Ruggero Maccari
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Music by Riz Ortolani
Starring Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Spaak, Claudio Gora, and Luciana Angiolillo

One August morning, a stranger named Bruno (Vittorio Gassman) asks Roberto (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an earnest law student, to make a phone call for him. To repay the favor, Bruno offers to buy the student a drink, but this marks the start of an adventure-filled drive, including visits to Roberto’s uncle and Bruno’s estranged wife and child.

Though Roberto wearies of Bruno’s loud voice, overly confident manner, and mania for fast driving, he is also attracted by the man’s diametrically opposite character. But neither of the men can imagine the unforeseen event that lies up ahead. Set in Rome, this masterful comedy was directed by the great Italian filmmaker Dino Risi

※Reservation starts on August 15
To make reservation, please vist the reservation site;
http://reservation.maisonhermes.jp/artit/

2015/08/10 13:00
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2015/07/17 18:00
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`Camera Obscura Study' Takashi Homma



[Title] Butinage
[Artist] Jean-François Fourtou
[Date] May 19 to July 14, 2015


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2015/07/17 16:00
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2015/07/09 12:30
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Sur terre, en mer, dans les airs - Short Film Selection


©Studiocanal / © La Fémis

Invitation à la flânerie / Sur terre, en mer, dans les airs

1.Les Passagers de la Grande Ourse 
1943 / France / 9min / Color / 35mm
Director : Paul Grimault

2. La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame
1978 / France / 21min / Color / 35mm
Director : Jean-François Laguionie

3. La grande migration
1995 / France / 7min / Color / 35mm
Director : Iouri Tcherenkov

4. Madagascar, carnet de voyage
2010 / France / 11min / Color / 35mm
Director: Bastien Dubois

5. Trans Mundia Express 
2014 / France / 8min / Color / HD
Director : Anne-Sophie Delseries
Production:La Fémis, École nationale supérieure des métiers de l'image et du son

In August, we present a program of five short selections related to the theme of travel. Travel is filled with meetings and partings, people arrive from one place, and then head off somewhere else. With a rich variety of techniques, including animation and live action, the works focus on journeys and adventures on land, through the sky, and into the sea with a humorous, and at times, cynical or tender perspective. Perfect for a day out with the children.

※Reservation starts on July 11
To make reservation, please vist the reservation site;
http://reservation.maisonhermes.jp/artit/
2015/07/08 20:00
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2015/06/26 20:00
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Demarcation by Akira Takayama and Meiro Koizumi



Exhibition Period: 31 July (Friday) – 12 October (Monday), 2015
        Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:30),
        Sun 11:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
        Open daily except 18 September, Free admission
Venue:     Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum
        (8F, 5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL: 03-3569-3300)
Organized by: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Special Support: Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (HIS),
        The University of Tokyo
        Equipment provided by Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.


Le Forum is pleased to announce the hosting of “Demarcation”, an exhibition by Akira Takayama and Meiro Koizumi, specially curated by guest curator Fumihiko Sumitomo. The two featured artists, each renowned for confronting contemporary society through their own unique perspectives, will showcase new creations steeped in expressions aimed at probing the demarcations in the links between ourselves and others, between the past and the present, and other dimensional differentiations.

In this exhibition, Sumitomo oversees efforts to define the potential of new forms of art today――an era characterized by ever-increasing sensations of conflict and apprehension towards the concentration, controls and other aspects inherently applied by “modern rationalism”.

Stage director Takayama is known for his experimental works to break down the relationships between the stage and the seating, and between the performers and the audience that comprise the conventional approach to theatre. This time, he unveils a virtual landscape, christened “Happy Island: The Messianic Banquet of the Righteous”, is played out in dynamic terms within Le Forum space.

Koizumi, for his part, has pursued the creation of works through performance and video since the 2000’s. For this exhibition, he has crafted a video work through which portrays the mechanism of the human memory, which is largely hidden to the naked eye. The question is posed of whether memory is an entity that we ourselves harbor, or in essence defined through other people and things? Koizumi harnesses his distinctive style to shed light upon the demarcations flickering between conscious and subconscious, calm and confusion, ourselves and others.

Guest curator Sumitomo offers the following assessment of the exhibition: “Takayama and Koizumi are artists driven by no-nonsense commitments to coming to grips with contemporary society on their own inimitable terms of expression. While their domains differ, they share in common the stance of mobilizing chosen subject matter to flesh out the primordial issues faced by the human race. In this exhibition, their respective works may naturally be viewed as separate creations. Yet at the same time, they likewise lend themselves to the perception of mutually complementary proposals running in a single vein. Ultimately, their creations prompt the query of how we human beings, who fancy ourselves at the centre of the universe as we define it, have grown so detached from nature and other people? For that matter, we must ask if it will ever be possible to redefine and restore those ties going forward.”


“The world began without man and it will end without him.”
       ---From the final chapter of Tristes Tropiques, by Claude Lévi-Strauss
2015/06/25 19:00
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2015/06/12 15:30
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Sans Soleil


©Argos Films

Invitation à la flânerie /“Il m'écrivait…”
Sans Soleil


1982 / France / 104min / Color / 16mm

Director / Editor : Chris Marker
Music : Modeste Moussorgski, Michel Krasna
Special Effects : Hayao Yamaneko
Song : Arielle Dombasle
Narration (in Japanese) : Riyoko Ikeda
Distributor : Tamasa Distribution

Made up of poetic narration and a montage of still photographs, this documentary was created by a cinéaste with a unique aesthetic vision. Using Africa as a symbol of the south and Japan as a symbol of the east, the French director approaches these two contrasting regions with an objective view.

A letter from a cameraman who traveled all over the world―the narrative begins with a woman’s recitation of the letter, and continues with the dreamlike figures of Icelandic girls, and a collage of fertile images from Japan and Africa. Created by Chris Marker, an artist who maintained a love of travel throughout his life, the work is a paean to time and place, existence and history, and oblivion and prayer.
2015/06/12 15:30
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