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Bara no sôretsu

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα της 4k Αποκατάστασης / Greek Premiere of the 4k Restoration
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Ιαπωνία / Japan, 1969, 105′, DCP, Ασπρόμαυρο / Black & White, Με ήχο / Sound Ιαπωνικά / Japanese

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Matsumoto Toshio Σενάριο / Screenplay Matsumoto Toshio Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Suzuki Tatsuo Μοντάζ / Editing Iwasa Toshie Ήχος: Katayama Mikio Ηθοποιοί / Cast Peter Ogasawara Osamu, Tsuchiya Yoshio, Azuma Emiko Uchiyama Toyosaburo, Nakamura Koichi, Kobayashi Chieko Παραγωγός / Producer Asakura Setsu Αποκατάσταση κόπιας / Print Restoration Arbelos (Ei Toshinari) Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Arbelos

Capturing the fervour of 1960s counterculture in Shinjuku, Tokyo, this representative Japanese queer film is delightfully chaotic. Bar Genet’s new star hostess is the transgender icon Eddie, whose confidence and sexuality threaten the bar’s long-time madame Leda, but attract Gonda, the bar’s owner. While Eddie becomes entangled in this love triangle, she spends her time with joint-smoking dropouts, watches experimental films, dances to distorted rock music and occasionally gets involved in protests. Matsumoto described the film’s structure and form as like dropping a mirror on the floor and picking up the broken pieces.

Matsumoto Toshio

He has long been his country’s foremost propagandist for independent, experimental and avant-garde cinema. He graduated from Tokyo University in 1955, started making short films in 1956, and published the first of several books on film theory and the history of film in 1963.

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.