Japanese Film Festival 2022 PRELUDE (3-30 Sep)

Sat03Sep'22 - Fri30Sep'22
Oldham Theatre

Prelude to Japanese Film Festival 2022

As a prelude to the upcoming Japanese Film Festival 2022 in October, the Asian Film Archive is featuring Inu-Oh as part of its Releases curation. Featuring critically-acclaimed films and festival favourites, Releases is dedicated to screening the best and most promising of contemporary Asian cinema.

2021 | Music/Animation | Japan, China | 98 min | Japanese with English Subtitles | PG13

Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Cast: Avu-Chan, Mirai Moriyama, Tasuku Emoto, Kenjiro Tsuda, Yutaka Matsushige

Showtimes

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 8pm
Saturday, 10 September 2022, 8pm
Friday, 16 September 2022, 8pm
Saturday, 24 September 2022, 8pm
Friday, 30 September 2022, 8pm

Get your tickets here: https://www.asianfilmarchive.org/event-calendar/releases-inu-oh

Awards

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: FEATURE FILM – SPECIAL DISTINCTION PRIZE
Bucheon International Animation Festival

THE SATOSHI KON AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE/
Fantasia International Film Festival 2022

Full Synopsis

Director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk On GirlRide Your Wave), well-known for his distinctive voice in the animation industry presents a bold interpretation of Hideo Furukawa’s novel, The Tale of the Heike: The Inu-Oh Chapters with his new film Inu-Oh (2021). Bringing hip-hop, psychedelic rock sensibilities to 14th century Japan, this is an audacious showcase of the traditional Japanese arts, history and culture.

Born to a troupe of esteemed Noh performers, Inu-Oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that left him disfigured and cast out of both his family and society. He meets Tomoari, a blind biwa musician haunted by his own past. Bonding over their passion for music and performance, Inu-Oh becomes the dancer to Tomoari’s music. They prove to be a musical force, captivating audiences with their unconventional performances. Their popularity incurs the wrath of rival performing troupes, conservative sections of society and eventually reaches the ears of the imperial court.

At once a cautionary tale against fame and success, Inu-Oh is also a celebration of self-expression in the arts that establishes the deep bond between artists and fellow collaborators.

*Held in conjunction with Japanese Film Festival Singapore

all images ©2021 “INU-OH” Film Partners

Japanese Film Festival 2022 PRELUDE (3-30 Sep)

  • Date:Sat03Sep'22 - Fri30Sep'22
  • Location: Oldham Theatre