Funeral Parade of Roses
|Funeral Parade of Roses|
UK release poster
|Directed by||Toshio Matsumoto|
|Produced by||Mitsuru Kudo
|Written by||Toshio Matsumoto|
|Music by||Joji Yuasa|
|Editing by||Toshie Iwasa|
|Distributed by||Art Theatre Guild|
|Running time||105 minutes|
Funeral Parade of Roses (薔薇の葬列 Bara no Sōretsu ) is a 1969 Japanese drama film directed by Toshio Matsumoto. It is a loose adaptation of Oedipus Rex set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. The film was released by ATG (Art Theatre Guild) on 13 September 1969 in Japan; however, it did not receive a US release until October 29, 1970. Matsumoto's earlier film For My Crushed Right Eye contains some of the same footage and could almost be seen as a trailer for Funeral Parade of Roses, although a true trailer was also made.
The film follows the trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Tokyo.
- Pîtâ as Eddie
- Osamu Ogasawara as Leda
- Yoshio Tsuchiya as Gonda
- Emiko Azuma as Eddie's mother
- Toyosaburo Uchiyama as Guevera
- Don Madrid as Tony
- Koichi Nakamura as Juju
- Chieko Kobayashi as Okei
- Shōtarō Akiyama as himself
- Kiyoshi Awazu as himself
The film was set and shot in Tokyo.
- (Japanese) 薔薇の葬列 (Bara no Sōretsu) at the Japanese Movie Database
- "Eros Effect" review by Lucid Screening
- Funeral Parade of Roses at the Internet Movie Database
- Sharp, Jasper (2006-09-26). "Funeral Parade of Roses (Review)". midnighteye.com. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
- Thompson, Nathaniel (2006). DVD Delirium: The International Guide to Weird and Wonderful Films on DVD; Volume 3. Godalming, England: FAB Press. pp. 250–251. ISBN 1-903254-40-X.
- "Timeline for a Timeless Story" essay by Jim O'Rourke for the Masters of Cinema
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