An important work of the Japanese New Wave, Funeral Parade of Roses is a chaotic drama about a deadly love triangle set against the background of the underground gay counterculture. Young transvestite nightclub hostess Eddie is the main attraction of Bar Genet. She comes to the attention of Madame Leda, who is in a relationship with the bar’s owner, Gonda. While engaging with Leda, Eddie also starts a secret affair with Gonda. Tangled up in a love rivalry, the three face a bloody aftermath.
►Prior to the screening of October 9th, Julian Ross will give a short introduction. Julian Ross oversees IFFR selections from Japan and the Philippines. He is also a member of IFFR’s short film selection committee. He has curated films and performances at Tate Modern, BFI, Eye Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other institutions. He was an assistant curator for a film series on the Art Theatre Guild of Japan (ATG) at MoMA and Pacific Film Archives. He holds a PhD on 1960-70s Japanese expanded cinema and is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Westminster where he also teaches on film and art.