Photo/IllutrationNao Yoshigai, director of “Grand Bouquet” (Provided by the Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee)

NAGOYA--The fourth Aichi Triennale international art festival will showcase 15 films, including 10 documentaries, created by 14 individuals and groups, for the Film Program, the organizing committee announced.

The event will be held at venues across Aichi Prefecture from Aug. 1 through Oct. 14.

The lineup includes four films that will be screened for the first time in Japan: “Grand Bouquet” (complete edition) by Nao Yoshigai; “Tenzo” by Katsuya Tomita; “Psychomagic” by Alejandro Jodorowsky; and a new film by Company Matsuo tentatively titled “A Day in the Aichi.”

“Grand Bouquet” was shown at a Tokyo museum last year with parts of the film blacked out because it was “too graphic.” But the complete edition, previously showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, will make its Japanese premiere.

“Tenzo” centers around a priest who lives a tormented life in Japan after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

“I selected the works hoping that they can help change the audience’s views on the world through the films, even if only a little,” Eijun Sugihara, 36, curator for the Film Program, said. “I hope the audience gain deeper understanding of ‘Taming Y/ Our Passion’ (the theme of this year’s festival).”

The films will be shown at the Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya’s Higashi Ward from Sept. 15 to 29.

The Aichi Triennale is held once every three years. This year, the art festival will also be held at other venues in Nagoya’s Shikemichi and Endoji districts, the city of Toyota and elsewhere. It will also offer various contemporary art exhibitions, in which artists from home and abroad will participate, stage performances, including musical programs, and other events.

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