Beyond Noh

Japan United States
4 min.


Director | Patrick Smith
Script | Kaori Ishida
Director of photography | Kaori Ishida
| Patrick Smith
Sound | Patrick Smith
Composer | Turku
Producer | Kaori Ishida
Production company | Blend Films


“Beyond Noh” rhythmically animates 3,475 individual masks from all over the world, beginning with the distinctive masks of the Japanese Noh theater and continuing on a cultural journey through ritual, utility, deviance, and politics.