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.
PG13 (Some Violence)
Q&A with filmmaker(s)
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
More like this
A rowdy ensemble and plenty of food drive this sweeping saga as it charts the fortunes of a Chinese opera troupe in a new society.
QIU Jiongjiong Hong Kong, France 179 Min NC16 (Some Drug Use and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
An honest, heartfelt documentary about Singapore’s underground music scene opens a rare window into a slice of Singapore that has largely eluded the public eye.
Abdul Nizam and Friends Singapore 180 Min NC16 (Coarse Language and Sexual References) World Premiere
A slow-burning and restrained observation of a microcosm of post-Taliban Kabul in which the personal seems to equate to the political.
Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ Czech Republic, France, Slovakia 81 Min PG13 Southeast Asian Premiere