Cleeland continues his visual trips to the iconoclastic world of the extreme, through another short/video that this time combines noise music with various images of Tokyo and drawings.

In that fashion, we watch various “symbols” as Ultraman and other manga/anime characters with a clown dressed in woman’s underwear masturbating, along with various installations and strange images, like a man is an astronaut costume. Paper caricatures of sumo wrestlers placed in a rocky area, a man with different masks pouring a dark liquid over him inside a bathroom complete this rather unusual short.

Cleeland directs a 5 minute short that is more a video installation than a film, with the world “disturbing” being the most fitting one to describe the combination of image and music. The result however, is great sample of modern art, although it definitely takes an open mind to appreciate what Cleeland does with his. Fans of (mainstream) movies may have a hard time with this, but the place of “Snapshots of Tokyo” is definitely in a modern gallery, which seems to be the place Jaim’s works are heading, in Japan

My name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. Starting from my own blog in Greek, I then moved on to write for some of the major publications in Greece, and in a number of websites dealing with (Asian) cinema, such as Taste of Cinema, Hancinema, EasternKicks, Chinese Policy Institute, and of course, Asian Movie Pulse. in which I still continue to contribute. In the beginning of 2017, I launched my own website, Asian Film Vault, which I merged in 2018 with Asian Movie Pulse, creating the most complete website about the Asian movie industry, as it deals with almost every country from East and South Asia, and definitely all genres. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.


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