Master Class

HARA Kazuo: A Documentarist’s Full-Frontal Assault

The legendary Japanese documentarist Kazuo HARA internationally known through works such as Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974), The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987), and Sennan Asbestos Disaster (2017) will have an honest conversation with the audience about his documentary perspective and the world of his work

※ Master Class can be booked in the same way as general screenings from 14:00(KST) on Sep 22(Fri). (Online, BIFF Ticket Box)
※ Program events are subject to change without previous notice.

Date Time Venue Price Code Language
Oct 9 (Mon) 16:00 KNN Theater, KNN
Tower B1
KRW 9,000 806 Korean, Japanese

HARA Kazuo

Japan Director

Born in 1945 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Hara Kazuo dropped out of Tokyo College of Photography and made his directorial debut with the documentary film, Goodbye CP (1972). Hara achieved international acclaim with Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974), which was praised as a pioneering self-documentary, and The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987), which received the 1987 Berlin International Film Festival’s Caligari Film Award and the Grand Prix at the 1987 Cinéma du reel. Hara's other works include A Dedicated Life (1994), Many Faces of Chika (2004), Sennan Asbestos Disaster (2017), and more. His recent project, Minamata Mandala (2020), a three-part documentary with 372 minutes of running time and more than 15 years of filming, depicts the victims of the environmental disease, Minamata, as they fight for legal recognition and compensation.