Funeral Parade of Roses

Dir: Toshio Matsumoto
Cast: Pitâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô
105mins   1969   Japan   15    Japanese | English    Subtitled   

Part of QueerFest 2023

Transgender Eddie is a 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. A kaleidoscopic masterpiece, and one of the most subversive, intoxicating films of the 60s.


Tue 21 February