市川崑 Kon ICHIKAWA
日本Japan | 1958 | DCP | B&W | 99min
改編自三島由紀夫的《金閣寺》，描述一名患有口吃的高中生，迷戀「驟閣寺」之美成痴，最終釀成巨禍，卻也為個人不幸命運帶來解脫。本片為市川崑首部寬銀幕作品，由攝影大師宮川一夫掌鏡。兩人聯手將日本20 世紀最重要的小說大銀幕化，推上日本影史經典寶座。2020 年為三島由紀夫逝世50 周年，此時再重溫兩位大師的作品結晶，別有意義。
Conflagration , known as Kon ICHIKAWA's favorite film, is based on Yukio MISHIMA's book The Temple of the Golden Pavilion , which was inspired by the burning of a national shrine in 1950. The film was released only two years after the novel was published.
The story tells that a tormented young acolyte burned Kyoto's ancient Zen temple of the Golden Pavilion to the ground in an ecstatic act of vengeful jealousy. The film is considered one of the most beautiful Japanese films giving credit to Japan's Greatest Cinematographer, Kazuo MIYAGAWA.
市川崑（1915-2008），日本著名導演，與黑澤明、木下惠介、小林正樹並稱日本影壇四騎士。以推理小說家橫溝正史的《金田一耕助》系列為劇本拍成的電影以絢爛畫面、緊湊劇情大受歡迎。1964 年市川崑為東京奧委會，拍攝官方紀錄片，於1965 年推出，不落俗套的手法不僅讓他揚名世界，也為他贏得坎城影展國際影評人協會獎。其作品大部分來自日本文學作品改編，如《炎上》、《鍵》、《我是貓》、《細雪》等。
Kon ICHIKAWA was born on November 20, 1915 in Mie Prefecture, Japan. In 1933 he joined the Kyoto J.O. Studio (the predecessor of Toho) as an animator. There he learned planning, screenwriting, animation, shooting, and editing. He then transferred to the assistant directors' department and moved to Tokyo. In 1948, he made his feature film directorial debut. He married Natto WADA that same year. In 1951, he transferred to Toho and directed such films as Wedding March , The Woman Who Touched the Legs, and Mr. Pu . He received recognition for exhibiting a daringly experimental spirit and creating sophisticated comedies of social satire. In 1956, he transferred to Nikkatsu and directed The Burmese Harp , which won the San Giorgio Prize at the Venice Film Festival. At Daiei, he directed several films of quality, variety and poignant visual style in succession, which include Conflagration , Odd Obsession (won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), Her Brother (won the Technical Grand Prize - Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival), Ten Black Women , An Actor's Revenge . In 1965 his name became known all over the world for his documentary Tokyo Olympiad , which won the FIPRESCI Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1969, he established the "Yonki no kai" (group of four horsemen) together with Akira KUROSAWA, Keisuke KINOSHITA, and Masaki KOBAYASHI to create a stir in the stagnant Japanese film industry. He died on February 13, 2008 at the age of 92. His filmmaking career spanned 75 years and he never retired.