Funeral parade of roses
Bara no Sōretsu - New print - 1969 - Black and white - 105 mn
Original version with French subtitles - Japan
Mitsuru Kudō, Keiko Machida
- Music by
Peter, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Emiko Azuma
Presentation reserved to audience above 16
Saturday 15 September 2018 - 21:45 - Showroom 100
The adventures of Eddie, a transvestite working at the Genet Bar managed by dealer Gonda. When he isn't fantasizing about his mother and her lover's death, he talks about movies with his cinephilic friends or with drag queens he meets in nightclubs.
A hallucinated reinterpretation of the Oedipus myth, this fabulous queer parade, featuring actor Peter, seen in Terayama and Kurosawa's movies, mixes fiction and documentary, Bertolt Brecht and Jonathan Mekas, in this nihilistic story and political firebrand, with incredible inventivity and wild boldness. No wonder this first feature film by Toshio Matsumoto, now in a superbly restored version, caught Stanley Kubrick's eye, then preparing A Clockwork Orange.