Tetsuaki Matsue in Conversation at the Zipangu Festival

Tetsuaki Matsue (photo by Fei Phoon)

audio In the first Electric Sheep Podcast of 2011, Alex Fitch presents a Q&A conducted by Jasper Sharp with director Tetsuaki Matsue recorded at the Zipangu festival at London University School of Oriental and African Studies, November 2010. The director discusses his work in independent documentary cinema, focusing on his two most recent films, Annyong Yumika (2009), a documentary portrait of the adult performer Yumika Hayashi following the discovery after her death of an obscure low-budget Korean oddity in which she starred, and Live Tape (2009), the one-guitar, one-camera, one-tape and one-take live concert film of Kenta Maeno’s street performance that won the 2009 ‘Japanese Eyes’ Best Picture Award at Tokyo International Film Festival.

Read reviews of Annyong Yumika and Live Tape in our report on the Zipangu Festival.