Special Co-presentation with The Revue Cinema
Monday November 19, 2018 9:15 PM
Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977
88 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles
Get spooked with these 70’s and 80’s films that explores some dark, apocalyptic and mysterious themes coming from Japan during the ‘occult film’ boom that was all the rage during that time in Japan. The films are in conjunction with a special lecture by Japanese film scholar Professor Alex Zahlten in November. Prof. Zahlten will discuss some basic shifts in the relationship to media / the media environment that transpired in Japan during this shifting bubble era. Some viewers may find the films disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. It’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years. – CRITERION COLLECTION
FILM WILL BE SCREENING AT THE REVUE CINEMA at 400 RONCESVALLES AVE.
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