Sounds of Silence Festival | The Downfall Of Osen

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Music by Carolina Cortés Zambelli, Nathalia Valdés Vergara and Renán Zelada Cisneros

Zo 10 mrt | 16:00 uur GROTE ZAAL | Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10,- | Ooievaarspas 50%| We Are Public gratis

The film portrays a sense of the futility of life, yet thanks to Mizoguchi’s visual poetry this human tragedy has a bizarre, sad beauty that is difficult to grasp.

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The Downfall Of Osen | Kenji Mizoguchi | Japan, 1935

Orizuru Osen (The Downfall Of Osen) was directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1935. It’s a remarkable film from his early, silent career (Japan still produced silent film at the mid 30’s), that tells the story of Damen Osen, a prostitute who falls in-love with Sokichi, a young student of medicine. Mizoguchi tells this sad story about the miserable life of two poor souls in flashbacks and with elegant camera movements that are so characteristic of his early period. The film portrays a sense of the futility of life, yet thanks to Mizoguchi’s visual poetry this human tragedy has a bizarre, sad beauty that is difficult to grasp.

Music by Carolina Cortés Zambelli, Nathalia Valdés Vergara and Renán Zelada Cisneros
More than making an accompaniment to the film, the music for “Orizuru Osen” is a sort of concept album, where each of the tracks correspond to the psychology of a particular scene of the movie, rather than directly commenting on the action. The music not only refers to the emotions conveyed in the film, but also reflects on the medium itself and on the idea of a time gone by. Long, evocative background drones are coupled with heavily minimalistic ostinati and endless melodies, which give a feeling of timelessness, or of frozen time..


Sounds of Silence festival exposes the profound art of silent film and explores its interaction with contemporary music and art. The festival will celebrate its 5th edition on March 7-10, 2019. Musicians and artists participating in the 5th edition are: Ensemble Klang; Guus Janssen, Wolter Wierbos and Wim Janssen; The Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals; Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković; Cristiana Vignatelli and Geoff Leigh; Carolina Cortés Zambelli, Nathalia Valdés Vergara and Renán Zelada Cisneros. 

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