Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Funeral Parade of Roses

Wednesday 18th April, 2018

MAC | 20:30 - 22:00

Toshio Matsumoto’s debut feature uses Oedipus Rex as the thread for a delirious journey through the Tokyo underground, depicting the city’s queer and transvestite scene with a candour which was breathtaking at the time.

Throw in sleazy gangsters, avant-garde stoners and anti-US protesters, and it’s clear that Japan too was infected with the late 60s bug: as drag queen anti-hero Eddy puts it, “I wish the whole country would sink under water.” This gorgeous new 4K restoration of the film will be preceded by a short introduction from Jose Arroyo (Warwick University).

Dir: Toshio Matsumoto
Japan 1969, 105 mins

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