About Bara no Sōretsu (Funeral Parade of Roses)

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New 4K Restoration. Loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex, Japanese director and writer Toshio Matsumoto’s 1969 Bara no Sōretsu is both a product of, and very much ahead of, its time. Following the exploits of Eddie, a young “gay boy” cross-dresser who struggles to come to terms with his identity as part of Tokyo’s underground gay counterculture, the film mixes elements of art house, documentary, and experimental cinema. Emotionally intense and visually striking, Bara no Sōretsu is a vital part of the Japanese New Wave. In Japanese with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including graphic nudity, drug references, and violence. (2K DCP Presentation)

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