Funeral Parade Of Roses + Introduction + Sake Sample
Sat 20th Nov 2021
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We are delighted that a recorded introduction from writer and Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp will play before this screening. Ticketholders are also entitled to a free sample of Japanese sake from the cinema foyer bar.
A celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience, Funeral Parade of Roses is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece and one of the most intoxicating films of the 60s. Transgender actor Pîtâ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet – where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda.
One of Japan’s leading experimental filmmakers, Toshio Matsumoto bends and distorts time, and freely mixes documentary interviews, Brechtian film-within-a-film asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avant-garde shorts, and even on-screen cartoon balloons. Funeral Parade of Roses is a celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience.
Jasper Sharp is a writer, curator, filmmaker and disc producer specialising in Japanese cinema, and the co-founder of the website Midnight Eye (www.midnighteye.com)
Playing from a 4K Restoration.
Strong injury detail, suicide, violence, sex references, drug misuse