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FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES

薔薇の葬列 | Bara no sôretsu

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Directed by Toshio Matsumoto
Japan, 1969
Avant-Garde, Cult, LGBTQ+, Drama
      Japanese
      English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks (not to mention a direct influence on Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld.

Our take

Spiked with hallucinatory visuals and verité documentary techniques, this is a bold, surrealist, and truly transgressive first feature from iconoclastic Japanese director Toshio Matsumoto. This underground docudrama offers us a rare and revelatory immersion into Japan’s 1960s queer and drag culture.

Synopsis

A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks (not to mention a direct influence on Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld.

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Funeral Parade of RosesDirected byToshio Matsumoto
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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2018

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