“Denial provides the film with its conflicting structure. The conflict refers to the effort involved in bringing together that which was filmed earlier with the actual work on the material in the here and now – in other words, scratching on the celluloid.
But this activity, this aesthetical clash, contains the denial of one or other of the two periods of time. How can the present be contained in the memory of the past?
It is like a tiny spark that catches fire, or a single roar in the abundance of the ocean.” (Naoto Kawamoto)