Masaaki Yuasa, 2022 (97m)


Set in 14th century Japan, Inu-Oh tells the story of two social outcasts who join forces to become a revolutionary musical duo. Inu-Oh is a talented dancer who has been cast out by his dance troupe due his extreme physical abnormalities. Tomona is a blind biwa (Japanese-style lute) player who travels the country looking for the truth about his father’s death. The unlikely pair meet and become immediate friends. They work together to create an exciting new musical and dramatic storytelling style that wows the public but unnerves the establishment. Directed with characteristic verve and stylistic bravura by JFF favourite Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall), Inu-Oh is a film that takes folklore and transforms into a wonderfully expressive animated rock opera. Defying convention at every turn, this is a film about the joys of unconventional, innovative artistic expression.



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