Directed by Jeffrey Dym.
2018. Japan. 46 minutes.
In-person Q&A with Jeffrey Dym.
One of the most distinctive aspects of noh theatre are the masks that performers wear. In many ways, the masks are what give noh its unique, mysterious feel. This documentary takes you deep into the world of noh masks: from the trees they are made from, through their carving and painting; from their selection prior to performance, to their handling afterwards; and from the hands of collectors to the newest creations. This film serves as a great introduction into noh with its overview of noh history and form, its performance footage, and its insightful backstage footage.
Distributed by filmmaker.