Inu-Oh

YUASA Masaaki Japan, China 98 Min PG13 (Some Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere

A deformed outcast and blind musician’s friendship heralds a groundbreaking revolution in traditional Japanese noh theatre.

Adapted from FURUKAWA Hideo’s modern interpretation of The Tale of the Heike, Inu-Oh is a dramatisation of the life of the titular character, Japan’s most famous unheard-of musician. Born misshapen and grotesque, Inu-Oh is shunned by society and family alike until he becomes friends with Tomoya, a blind biwa musician. Mutually encouraged by the other’s passion for performance, the pair stage spectacular shows recounting the forgotten stories of the heike, defeated enemies of the ruling family. Their popularity soon incurs the wrath of jealous performing troupes and censorship officials.

Timing & Venue

Price

3 December 2021,
Friday, 10.30pm
Carnival

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

Inu-Oh

Original Title

犬王

Country

Japan, China

Year

2021

Runtime

98 Min

Rating

PG13 (Some Violence)

Language(s)

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Credits

YUASA Masaaki

YUASA Masaaki began his career as an animator for the beloved children’s series Chibi Maruko-chan and Crayon Shin-chan. In 2013, he co-founded Science Saru, an animation studio that has since developed episodes for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Disney+’s Star Wars: Visions. His directorial credits include Lu Over The Wall (2017) and Devilman Crybaby (2018).

Cast & Crew

Cast

Avu-Chan
MORIYAMA Mirai

Screenwriter

NOGI Akiko

Producer

CHOI Eunyoung
TAKEUCHI Fumie

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