R.I.P Koji Wakamatsu

Posted: October 18, 2012 in Film

Koji Wakamatsu films available to buy –

Caterpillar

United Red Army

Ecstasy of the Angels

Go Go Second Time Virgin

Books about Wakamatsu

Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s – Isolde Standish

Eros in Hell – Jack Hunter

Behind the Pink Curtain – Jaspar Sharp

Word from the R.O.K

Japanese film director Kōji Wakamatsu Born April 1, 1936 in Wakuya, Miyagi, Japan Died yesterday 17 October 2012 (aged 76) after being hit by a taxi on October the 12th in Japan. Just two weeks earlier he had attended the Busan International Film Festival in Korea to receive the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award for 2012.

The sessions reported that he had “died this evening after being hit by a taxi October 12th. Wakamatsu, 76, just two weeks ago was named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. At the time the director of Caterpillar said he felt his movies were underappreciated in Japan but said he was honored by the recognition. ”I am an independent filmmaker and this goes against the system in Japan. But you have to make the films that are in your heart, not films other people want you…

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