Symbol is a sublime feat of surreal comic fantasy from cult Japanese TV star/filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto. A man wakes up and finds himself mysteriously trapped in an empty, white rectangular room and wearing yellow polka dot pyjamas. Meanwhile, in a Mexican dusty town, a green-masked wrestler known as Escargot man prepares for an important match... 'The eventual confluence between the two “narratives” is holy-shit priceless.' (Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice)

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.