Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) by Toshio Matsumoto

A classic of Japanese independent cinema from the sixties.


"Funeral Parade of Roses" has long been hailed as one of the greatest achievement of Japanese independent film in the sixties. Focusing on a gay and cross-dressing community in Tokyo this energetic work moves swiftly between fiction and non-fiction. "Funeral" devours everything cultural and creates a constant shape-shifting beast of cinema.

Buy This Title


It is almost impossible to summarize the plot. A common way to describe it is to say that the story follows the adventure of Eddie (played by amateur actor Peter), and through his journey he discovers the true identity of his father. Yet, this summary neglects the fact that the film doesn't follow a linear logic of time and space. Moreover, "Funeral" doesn't contain only one story, it has the adventure of Eddie, a documentary about the film-making process, a quasi-trailer, and a commentary of a scene by a television host. Perhaps just like the characters are constantly putting on different looks or masks, "Funeral" also refuses to be only one thing.

Director Toshio Matsumoto studied art history at Tokyo University during the fifties. He taught himself how to paint and studied Western art criticism and theory when he was in University. Surrealism and avant-garde cinema in the twenties fascinated him. He was an avid cinephile as well, but it was only when he encountered Italian neo-realist films that made him want to become a director. His film-making practice and theoretical works during the sixties focused on how to bring documentary and surrealism together. In an interview with Aaron Gerow, he mentions that the key problem in film-making is how to balance between "the objective reality, the world of expression, and the filmmaker’s subjective manipulation".

It is hard not to be surprised by Matsumoto's precociousness and perceptive sensibility when reading his theoretical writings. In an essay titled "A Theory of Avant-Garde Documentary" (he wrote this piece in 1958 when he was 26, a revised version published in 1963), Matsumoto claims that Alain Resnais's documentary "Guernica" is the model for any future avant-garde documentary. He argues that filmmakers should see the true form of the filmed object and search for a corresponding form from his or her subjective experiences. He concludes that it is only by this process could artists transcend the opposition between the objectivism of documentary and the subjectivism of avant-garde cinema.

What is interesting about his essay is that we can discern a similar urge to transcend all sorts of binary in "Funeral" as well. As he has mentioned in the interview with Aaron Gerow, with "Funeral" he attempted to create a work that can move beyond any duality. The picture is a work that absolves every distinction between fiction and non-fiction, man and woman, objective and subjective, even comedy and tragedy.


The last point, to me, is the most unexpected thing about this picture. Matsumoto often mixes different tones in one scene. Most of the time he achieves this through the non-diegetic music he uses. He constantly uses a motif that is reminiscent of the melody and texture of a music box sound to go with events that other directors would treat with greater seriousness. In a scene where two men are putting on clothes to avoid a police's raid, the director accompanies this scenario with the music box sound. Furthermore, he fast forwards their actions; thus makes them look even more ridiculous. These minor techniques transform an intense situation into a farcical one. The most striking one comes at the end of the film. I don't want to ruin your viewing pleasure. It's safe to say that it is the best "alienation effect" I've seen in film or TV.

Matsumoto often let external forces determine the quality of each shot. We've seen how non-fictional material (actor's interviews, censorship logo, and photographic stills) influence the narrative of the film. The materiality of the things being recorded influences the qualities of each shot as well. When Eddie is sharing a joint with a video artist/revolutionary Guevara and his "underground" crowd, Matsumoto shot this scene in one long take. He sets the camera in the middle of the room and pans across so he can cover the whole room. When Eddie and her friends pass the joint to each other, the camera follows them and makes sure to capture each individual in close-up. In fact, the act of passing and smoking marijuana determine the movement of the camera and the length of this take.




Perhaps we can see this gesture as a unique way to combine documentary and fiction. The scene the camera captured is fictional since it happened in the world of the story. However, the scene doesn't follow the logic of the narrative. It doesn't advance the plot, add psychological complexity to the characters, or give any additional information to the audience. The scene lasts the duration of burning a joint. The camera follows the act of sharing the joint. In other words, the organizing principle of the scene is the logic of the objective reality.

For Matsumoto, he believes that by transcending the binary logic which is the basis of modernity, his film becomes a powerful critique of how we understand the world. It is, of course, debatable whether he succeeds or not. However, it is undeniable that "Funeral Parade of Roses" is a sui generis creation of one of the most talented artists in the world.

COMMENTS

Name

13 Assassins,1,13: Game of Death,1,1428,1,2012,1,2015,1,2016,2,2017,14,2018,1,2046,1,2LDK,1,3-Iron,1,36th Chamber Of Shaolin,1,500M800M,1,A Better Tomorrow 2018,1,A Bittersweet Life,1,A Bride for Rip Van Winkle,1,A Company Man,1,A Day,2,A Death in the Gunj,1,A Dirty Carnival,1,A Feeling Greater Than Love,1,A few words about us,1,A Girl at my Door,1,A Letter to the President,3,A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawm,1,A Love,1,A Man of Integrity,1,A Man Vanishes,1,A Quiet Dream,1,A Simple Life,2,A Single Rider,1,A Special Lady,1,A Stone from Another Mountain to Polish Your Own Stone. Go Shibata,1,A Tale of Love,1,A Taxi Driver,1,A tiger in winter,1,A Whale of a Tale,1,A Woman Wavering In The Rain,1,Aamir,1,Aashiq Abu,1,Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,1,Abdullah Mohammad Saad,3,Abhishek Chaubey,1,About Elly,1,Above the Clouds,1,Adam J. Symchuk,20,Adam John,6,Adam Wong,1,Address Unknown,1,Aditya Vikram Sengupta,2,Adoor Gopalakrishnan,2,Adriana Rosati,28,Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,1,Afghanistan,3,Age of Innocence,1,Age of Shadows,1,Ahmed Lallem,1,Ajantrik,1,Akihiko Shiota,2,Akira Ikeda,1,Akira Kurosawa,1,Akiyuki Shinbo,2,Alan Lo,1,Alan Mak,1,Ale Amout,1,Alex Oost,1,Alfed Cheung,1,Ali Asghar Vadayeh Kheiri,1,Alipato,1,Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds,1,Ambiguous Places,1,Amir Masoud Aghababeian,1,Amir Muhammad,2,Amit Madhesiya,1,Amit V Masurkar,1,Amitabh Reza,1,Amma Ariyan,1,Anand Singh,9,Anantaram,1,Ananya Kasaravalli,1,Andrew Loh,1,Andrew Thayne,11,Andrew Wong Kwok-huen,1,Andy Lau,1,Andy Willis,1,Angamaly Diaries,1,Angels Wear White,1,Anime,3,Animesh Aich,1,Ann Hui,6,Anna Bliss,3,Anqi Ju,1,Anthony Pun,1,Antiporno,2,Anurag Basu,1,Anurag Kashyap,1,Anysay Keola,1,Apocalypse Child,1,Apprentice,1,Aqerat,2,Arang,1,Ariyuki Shinbo,1,Armour of God,1,Aroused by Gymnopedies,1,Arrow,4,Art Film Fest Kosice,10,Article Films,1,Asamapta,1,Asghar Farhadi,1,Asha Jaoar Majhe,2,Ashley Cheung,1,Asian Classics,54,Atanu Ghosh,1,Aya Hanabusa,1,Aya Itabe,1,Aynabaji,1,Baby Ruth Villarama,1,Badrul Hisham,1,Badrul Hisham Ismail,1,Baggage,1,BAMY,2,Bang Rajan,1,Bangkok Nites,3,Bangladesh,8,Banjong Pisanthanakun,1,Battle of Memories,2,Battleship Island,1,Bauddhayan Mukherji,3,Bayin,1,Before We Vanish,1,Begum Jaan,2,Behind the Camera,1,Belgium,1,Ben Stykuc,9,Bengal,3,Bengali,8,Benny Chan,1,BFI,1,Bhutan,11,Big Boy,1,Big Tits Dragon,1,Billy Joe,2,Birdshot,2,Black,1,Blade of the Immortal,1,Bleeding Steel,1,Bloody Muscle Builder in Hell,1,Bluebeard,1,Boat People,1,Bollywood,5,Boo Junfeng,1,Branded to Kill,2,Breathless,1,Broken Sword Hero,1,Brothers in Heaven,1,Bunny Drop,1,Burma,1,Burning Birds,2,Bystanders,1,Byun Sung-Hyun,2,Call of Heroes,1,Cambodia,7,Camera Japan,10,Caniba,1,Cannes Film Festival,5,Céline Tran,1,Chan Chi-Fat,1,Chang,2,Chang Tso-chi,1,Chang Zheng,1,Chen Hung-i,2,Chen Kaige,1,Chen Kuo-fu,1,Chen Mei-Juin,1,Cheng Cheng Films,2,Cheung Yin-kei,1,Children Heaven,1,China,75,China Blue,1,China Yellow,1,Chinese Policy Institute,7,Chinese Shadows,4,Chinese Visual Festival,1,Ching-lin Chan,1,Chiu Sin Hang,1,Cho Keun-Hyun,1,Cho Sun-ho,1,Choi Jin-ho,1,Choi Jin-won,1,Choi Min-sik,1,Chookiat Sakveerakul,1,Chris Berry,1,Chronicles of Hari,1,Chu Yuan,1,Chung Ji-young,1,Chung Mong-Hong,1,Chungking Express,1,CineAsia,2,Cinemawala,1,City of Rock,1,Claire's Camera,1,Close Knit,1,Close-Knit,4,Cloudy,1,Cocolors,3,Coffeemates,1,Cold Fish,1,Colette Balmain,14,Colour of the Game,1,Come Drink With Me,1,Competition,2,Confessions,1,Contact Info,1,Corey Yuen,1,Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema,1,Criminal City,1,Crocodile,1,Crosscurrent,2,Crows Zero,1,Cyrano Agency,1,Da Peng,1,Daguerreotype,1,Daigo Matsui,1,Daihachi Yoshida,1,Daisuke Gotô,2,Daisuke Miyazaki,4,Danny and Oxide Pang,1,Dante Lam,1,Dark Side of the Light,1,David Chew,7,David Chew.,1,David Shin,1,Davy Chou,1,Dawn of the Felines,2,Dawn Wind in My Poncho,1,Ddongpari,1,Deadly Outlaw: Rekka,1,Dear Zindagi,1,Dechen Roden,1,Dechen Roder,1,Deepak Rauniyar,1,Derek Hui,2,Derek Tsang,2,Destruction Babies,1,Diary of June,1,Dibakar Banerjee,1,Dileesh Pothan,1,Ding Shen,1,Ding Sheng,1,Dismembered,1,Documentaries,29,Documentary,4,Doenjang,1,Don Anelli,28,Dong Yue,1,Double Life,1,Double Vision,1,Dr. Heo,1,Dragonfly Eyes,1,drama,1,Duckweed,1,Duelist,1,Dust of Angels,1,Eastern Promises,1,Eddie Cahyono,1,Edmund Yeo,4,Educating Yuna,1,Eiji Uchida,3,Eliana,1,Emma aka Mother,1,Enter the Warriors Gate,1,Eric Tsang,1,Erich Khoo,1,Erik Matti,1,Erotic Diary of an Office Lady,1,Eternal Summer,1,Eureka,7,Evil and the Mask,1,Exploitation,41,Explosion,1,Fabricated City,1,Fantasia International Film Festival,24,Far East Film Festival,1,Fatal Countdown: Reset,2,Fathers,1,Faye Wong,1,Features,26,Feautures,1,Fel,8,Feng Xiaogang,1,Fermented,1,Festivals,18,Filmddo,1,Filmdoo,19,Fires on the Plain,1,Fireworks,1,Fireworks Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?,2,Five Flavors Festival,3,Five Flavours,29,Five Flavours Festival,20,Florence Chan,1,Flying Fish,1,Forbidden Door,2,Forgetting Vietnam,1,Fove Flavours,1,France,3,Fraser Elliott,1,Free and Easy,3,From Vegas to Macau III,1,Fruit Chan,2,Fujian Blue,1,Fullmetal Alchemist,1,Fumihiko Sori,1,Funeral Parade of Roses,1,Funuke Show Some Love,1,Fuyuhiko Nishi,1,Gangs of Wasseypur,1,Gareth Evans,3,Gauri Shinde,1,Geng Jun,3,Ghafara Harashta,1,Giddens Ko,1,Gillian Anderson,1,God Man Dog,1,God of War,1,Godspeed,2,Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters,1,Going the Distance,1,Golden Cousin,2,Golden Horse Awards,1,Golden Slumbers,1,Goodbye Grandpa,1,Gordon Chan,1,Goro Miyazaki,1,Grab the Sun,1,Guo Jian-yong,2,Gurgaon,1,H. Vinoth,1,Haibin Du,1,Han Han,1,Han Jie,1,Hanae Kan,1,Hanging Garden,1,Hanuman,1,Haobam Paban Kumar,1,Hapkido,1,Happiness,1,Happy Together,1,Harikatha Prasanga,1,Harishchandrachi Factory,1,Hashiguchi Takaaki,1,Haunters,1,Have A Nice Day,1,HBO,2,Heart Attack,1,Heiward Mak,1,Helldriver,1,Hello Goodbye,1,Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait,1,Hemlock Society,1,Her Own Address,1,Herman Yau,4,Heung-Boo: The Revolutionist,1,Hidden Gems,73,Hideen Gems,1,High-Kick Girl,1,Highheels,1,Hindi,7,Hirobumi Watanabe,2,Hirokazu Koreeda,4,Hiroshi Shoji,1,Hiroshi Teshigahara,1,Hiroyuki Kawasaki,1,Hiroyuki Seshita,1,Hisayasu Sato,1,HKETO,1,Ho Yuhang,3,Holy Island,1,Honeygiver Among the Dogs,2,Hong Ki-Seon,1,Hong Kong,48,Hong Kong Godfather,1,Hong Sang-soo,2,Hongkong,1,Horror,3,Hou Hsiao-hsien,1,Hsu Hsiao-ming,1,Huang Fend,1,Huang Hsin-Yao,1,Huang Huang,1,Huang Hui-chen,2,HUANG Xi,1,Huang Ying-hsiung,1,Hwang Dong-Hyuk,1,I Am A Hero,1,I Have Nothing to Say,2,I Lin-liu,1,I Saw the Devil,1,I Wish,1,I-Lin Liu,17,ICA,3,Icarus Films,8,IFFR,2,Im Kyeong-soo,1,Imran Firdaus,1,Imran Fridaus,1,Imtiaz Ali,2,In a Defiled World,3,In the Absence of the Sun,1,In this Corner of the World,3,Inchul Lee,1,India,57,Indonesia,17,Initiation Love,1,International Film Festival Rotterdam,20,Interview,3,Interviews,69,Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan,1,Inugami,1,Ip Man: The Final Fight,1,Iran,8,Isao Yukisada,1,Ishqiya,1,Isora Iwakiri,1,J.P. Sniadecki,1,Jaatishwar,1,Jab Harry Met Sejal,1,Jackie Chan,6,Jagat,1,Jagga Jasoos,1,Jailbreak,4,James Mudge,1,Jang Chang-won,1,Jang Hoon,1,Japan,233,Japan Cuts,15,Japan Film Festival Australia,1,Japan Filmfest Hamburg,16,Japan Foundation Touring Programme,3,Japan the Emperor and the Army,1,Japanese Film Festival Australia,2,Jean-Marc Therouanne,1,Jean-Paul Ly,1,Jeong Byeong-gil,1,Jeong Jae-eun,1,Jeong Yun-Cheol,1,Jero Yun,1,Jess Teong,1,Jesse V. Johnson,1,Jet Leyco,2,Jia Zhangke,2,Jigoku,1,Jimmy Henderson,3,Jin Xingzheng.,1,Jithin K Mohan,12,Joby Varghese,1,Joe Odagiri,2,John Abraham,1,Johnnie To,2,Johnny Ma,1,Joko Anwar,6,Jonathan Cianfrani,1,Jonathan Li,1,Jonathan Wilson,10,Jonathan Yi,1,Joo Ji-hong,1,Josh Parmer,1,Journey of the Tortoise,1,Joy of Man's Desiring,1,July Jung,1,Jun Ichikawa,1,Jun Li,1,Jun Tanaka,3,Jung Byung-gil,2,Jung Sik,1,Jung Yoon-suk,1,Junichi Kajioka,2,Junk Head,1,Justice in Northwest,1,K-dramas,12,Kaasan Mom’s Life,1,Kala,1,Kam Ka-Wai,1,Kaneto Shindo,2,Kang Je-gyu,1,Kang Yoon-Sung,2,Kara Hui,1,Karan Johar,1,Katsuya Tomita,3,Katsuyuki Motohiro,1,Kaushik Ganguly,1,Kazuya Shiraishi,2,Keep Calm and Be a Superstar,1,Kei Chikaura,1,Kei Ishikawa,1,Keishi Otomo,1,Keishimi Oto,1,Ken and Kazu,1,Kenichi Watanabe,1,Kenji Yamauchi,1,Kentaro Hagiwara,1,Kesang P. Jigme,1,Kfc,2,Khavn,2,Khosla Ka Ghosla!,1,Khushboo Ranka,1,Khyentse Norbu,2,Kill me,1,Killing Beauty,1,Kim Bong-han,1,Kim Eun-hee,1,Kim Hong-seon,1,Kim Hong-Sun,1,Kim Hyun-seok,1,Kim Jee-woon,4,Kim Jong-Kwan,1,Kim Joo-hwan,1,Kim Ki-duk,5,Kim Kih-hoon,1,Kim Min-suk,1,Kim Seong-hoon,1,Kim Whee,1,Kim Yong-hwa,1,King Hu,1,Kingyo,2,Kirti Raj Singh,1,Kiss me,1,Kiyoshi Kurosawa,4,Kôbun Shizuno,1,Kodoku Meatball Machine,1,Koji Fukada,1,Koji Wakamatsu,1,Kon Ichikawa,2,Konkona Sen Sharma,1,Konrad Aderer,2,Korea,1,korean drama,1,Kotoko,1,Kristina Aschenbrennerova,1,Krzysztof Pietrzak,1,Kun-Yu Lai,14,Kung Fu Yoga,1,Kwak Kyung-taek,2,Kyoko Miyake,2,Kyriacos Kyriacou,3,Labour of Love,1,Lady of the Lake,1,Lady Snowblood,2,Lam Wingsum,1,Laos,3,Laughing Under the Clouds,1,Lawrence Ah Mon,1,Le Binh Giang,2,Le Bình Giang,2,Leandro E. Seta,2,Lebanon,1,Lee An-gyu,1,Lee Byung-Hun,1,Lee Je-Yong,1,Lee Joo-young,1,Lee Jung-sun,1,Lee Kwang-kuk,1,Lee Kyoung-mi,1,Lee Myung-se,1,Lee Sa-rang,1,Lee Seo-goon,1,Leena Alam,1,Legend of the Demon Cat,1,Leo Zhang,1,Leon Lai,1,Leste Chen,3,Leung Wing-Fai,1,Ley Lines,1,Lhaki Dolma,1,Li Cheuk-shing,1,Li Hongqi,1,Liang Ying,1,Life on the Line,2,Lijo Jose Pellissery,1,Like Father,1,Like Son,1,Lim Sang-yoon,1,Lists,12,Little Big Soldier,1,Little Shop of Grotesque,1,Little Shop of Horrors,1,Liu Jian,1,Liu Jiayin,1,Liu Yang He,1,Liu Yang River,1,Liu Yulin,1,Live from Dhaka,2,Live Up To Your Name,1,London Korean Film Festival,5,Los Angeles Indian Festival,11,Lost Serenade,1,Love,1,Love and Other Cults,3,Lovely Man,1,Lovers Are Wet,1,Lowlife Love,1,Lucien Castaing-Taylor,1,Lucky Kuswandi,1,Lyberis,3,Machines,1,Mad Tiger,1,Mad World,5,Made in Hong Kong,2,Madman,2,Mai Chan's Daily Life: The Movie,1,Majid Majidi,1,Makoto Shinkai,1,Malayalam,5,Malaysia,13,Mama,1,Mamoru Hosoda,1,Manish Gupta,1,Manny Araneta,2,March Comes in like a Lion,1,Maria Georgiou,26,Mario Cornejo,1,Mark Gallagher,1,Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts,3,Mary Jirmanus Saba,1,Masaaki Yuasa,2,Masaan,1,Masahiro Shinoda,1,Masakazu Sugita,1,Masaru Konume,1,Masato Harada,2,Masato Ozawa,2,Masatoshi Kurakata,1,Matt Cooper,19,Matthew D. Johnson,1,Matthias Hoene,1,Maundy Thursday,1,Mayaanadhi,1,Mayurakshi,1,Meghe Dhaka Tara,1,Memoir of a Murderer,1,Merantau,1,Mermaid,1,Miaoyan Zhang,1,Michael Haertlein,1,Michelle Hung Tsz-ching,2,Midi Z,1,Midnight Runners,1,Midori Impuls,4,Midori The Camelia Girl,1,Mikhail Red,4,Milk the Maid,1,Minamata: The Victims and Their World,1,Ming-Yeh Rawnsley,1,Minoru Kunizawa,1,Mira Nair,1,Miss Zombie,1,Miwa Nishikawa,2,Mohammad Rasoulof,1,Mohammad-Reza Lotfi,1,Mon Mon Mon Monsters,1,Mong-Hong Chung,2,Monika S-r,1,Monologue,1,Moon Lovers,1,Mototsugu Watanabe,3,Mouly Surya,3,Mountains May Depart,2,Mourning Forest,1,Movie,2,Moving,1,Mr. Socrates,1,Mrs Fang,1,Mrs K,2,Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation),1,Mumon: The Land of Stealth,1,Museum,1,My Beloved Yak,1,My Dad and Mr Ito,1,My Heart is that Eternal Rose,1,Myanmar,1,Nah Hyeon,1,Namiya,1,Nandita Roy,1,Naoko Ogigami,5,Naomi Kawase,3,Naosuke Kurosawa,1,Naoyuki Tomomatsu,3,Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit,1,Neeraj Ghaywan,1,Neko Atsume House,1,Neomanila,2,Nepal,1,Nervous Translation,1,Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival,1,New Neighbor,2,New World,1,News,7,Newton,1,Nicholas Poly,4,Night Bus,1,Night is Short,1,Night is Short Walk on Girl,1,Night of the Felines,1,Nikhil Allug,1,Nikkatsu,1,Nikola Cekic,1,Ninja Pussy Cat,1,Nirbaak,1,Niwatsukino Norihiro,1,Noboru Tanaka,1,Noboru Uguchi,1,Nobuhiko Obayashi,1,Nobuhiro Yamashita,2,Nobuo Nakagawa,2,Nobuyuki Takeuchi,2,Noise,2,Non-fiction Diary,1,Norbu,1,Noriaki Tsuchimoto,1,Norihiro Niwatsukino,1,Norjmaa,1,Norman England,2,North Korea,2,Nurse Diary: Beast Afternoon,1,NYAFF,34,Odd Obsession,1,Oh In-Chun,1,Old Boy,2,Old Stone,1,Old-School Kung-Fu Fest,3,Omar Rasya Joenoes,4,On the Job,1,On The Line Festival,3,On the Run,1,Onibaba,1,Operation Red Sea,1,Ophilia,1,Ordinary Person,1,Osaka Asian Film Festival,1,Osamu Sato,1,Our Happy time,1,Our Time Will Come,1,Outrage Coda,1,Over the Fence,1,Oxhide,1,Oxide Pang,1,Pad Man,1,Padmavati,2,Palatpol Mingpornpichit,2,Pale Flower,1,Panos,1,Panos Kotzathanasis,245,Paresh Mokashi,1,Park Chan-wook,2,Park Hee-joon,1,Park Hoon-Jung,3,Park In-je,1,Park Ki- hyung,1,Park Kwang-hyun,1,Parkpoom Wongpoom,1,Party Round the Globe,1,Past and Future,1,Patrick Hofmeister,67,Patrick Tam,1,Pedro Morata,10,Peerachai Kerdsint,1,Pelden Dorji,1,Pema "Tintin" Tshering,1,Pema Tshering,1,Pen-Ek Ratanaruang,2,Peng Xiaolian,1,Pengfei,2,Pepe Diokno,1,Perfect Blue,2,Peter Chan,1,Peter Chen,1,Phanumad Disattha,1,Philippines,16,Pieter - Jan Van Haecke,4,Pieter-Jan Van Haecke,7,Pink Eiga,12,PinkEiga.TV,3,pinku eiga,1,Pinneyum,1,Poet on a Business Trip,1,Poolside Man,1,Posto,1,Press Release,2,Prophecy,1,Proshoon Rahmaan,2,Psychic,1,Queen of Triads,1,R.Balki,1,Rabbit and Lizard,1,Radiance,1,Rage. Lee Sang-il,1,Rahul Jain,1,Railway Sleepers,1,Rainy Dog,1,Raja Mukhriz,1,Rajkumar Gupta,1,Ram,1,Randy Mckenzie,4,Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead,1,Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 2,1,Ravine of Goodbye,1,Re:Born,1,Real,1,Realism,1,Red Beard,1,Red Persimmons,1,Reipu zonbi: Lust of the dead 3,1,Resistance at Tule Lake,1,Respeto,2,Resurrection,1,Revenge: A love story,1,Review,6,Reviews,264,Reviews.,2,Reviews. Panos Kotzathanasis,1,Riri Riza,3,Ritwik Ghatak,2,River of Exploding Durians,2,River's Edge,2,Robin Weng,1,Roger Lee,2,Roman Porno,1,Ronja,1,Rouge,1,Roya Sadat,2,Running on Karma,1,Russia,1,RV: Resurrected Victims,1,Ryoo Seung-wan,1,Ryota Sakamaki,1,Ryuki,1,Ryutaro Ninomiya,2,S. Korea,70,S.Korea,2,Saayak Santra,9,Sabrina Baracetti,1,Sabu,3,Salaam Bombay,1,Samui Song,1,San Diego Asian Film Festival,13,San Diego Film Festival,1,Sanjay Leela Bhansali,2,Sanjeewa Pushpakumara,2,Sankha Ray,29,Satan's Slaves,3,Satoru Hirohara,1,Satoshi Kon,3,Satyajit Ray,1,Say Yes,1,Sayandeep Bandyopadhyay,6,Scarlet Heart,1,Score,1,Seijun Suzuki,3,Sekigahara,1,Serga Mathang,1,Sexy S.W.A.T. Team,1,Sha Po Lang,1,Shakti Sounder Rajan,1,Shanjhey Kumar Perumal,1,Shanker Raman,1,Shaw Brothers,2,She Remembers He Forgets,2,She's the Boss,1,Shehjar,1,Shiboprosad Mukherjee,1,Shigeru Umebayashi,1,Shikhar Verma,11,Shikhar Verna,3,Shinichi Fukazawa,1,Shinji Somai,2,Shinji Sômai,1,Shinjuku Swan,1,shinjuku Swan II,1,Shinjuku Triad Society,1,Shinobi no Kuni,2,Shinsuke Ogawa,1,Shinsuke Sato,1,Shinya Tsukamoto,4,Shireen Seno,2,Shirley Abraham,1,Shock Wave,1,Shôhei Imamura,1,Shoot for the Contents,1,Shorts,3,Shotaro Kobayashi,1,Shu Qi,1,Shunji Iwai,2,Shutter,1,Shuttle Life,1,Shyam Ramsay,1,Siddiq Ahamed,1,Sidharth Bharathan,1,Signature,1,Silent Mist,1,Silver Spleen,2,Singapore,2,Singh Anand,1,Singing Chen,1,Sinophone,1,Sion Sono,10,Siti,1,Sixth Sense Hooker,1,Slavemen,1,Sleep Curse,1,Small Talk,2,Sogo Ishii,2,Solanin,1,Solitude,1,Solo,1,Someone To Talk To,1,Sompot Chidgasompongse,2,Song Hae-sung,1,Song Kang-ho,1,Song of the Week,22,Sopawan Boonnimitra,1,Sopon Sakdapisit,1,Soul,1,Soul Mate,1,SoulMate,2,South Korea,19,Sri Lanka,3,Srijit Mukherji,7,Stammering Ballad,1,Stanley Kwan,1,Stanley Tong,1,Steel Rain,1,Stephen Chow,1,Stephen Fung,2,Steve James,1,Still the Water,1,Stoneman Murders,1,Story in Taipei,1,Strange Circus,1,Studio Ghibli,1,StudioCanal,4,Subenja Pongkorn,2,Suffering of Ninko,2,Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese,1,Suicide Club,1,Suman Mukhopadhay,1,Summer Snow,1,Sun-ho Cho,1,Sunao Katabuchi,3,Sunday Beauty Queen,1,Sung-hong Kim,1,Sunk Into the Womb,1,Susumu Hirasawa,1,Sweating the Small Stuff,2,Tadashi Nagayama,1,Tae Guk Gi,1,Tag,1,Taiwan,26,Takaaki Hashiguchi,1,Takahide Hori,1,Takahiro Miko,1,Takahisa Zeze,1,Takao Nakano,1,Takaomi Ogata,3,Takashi Miike,10,Take Care of My Cat,1,Takeo Kikuchi,2,Takeshi Kaneshiro,1,Takeshi Kitano,1,Takuro Nakamura,2,Talop Wangchuk,1,Tamil,3,Tamura Senichi,1,Tang Seng Kiat,1,Tanit Jitnukul,1,Tanvir Ashraf,1,Taste of Rice Flower,2,Tatara Samurai,1,Tatsuhi Omori,1,Tatsumi,1,Tatsumi Kumashiro,1,Teddy Soeriaatmadja,1,Teenkahon,1,Teppei Nakamura,1,Tetsuo the Iron Man,1,Tetsuya Mariko,1,Tetsuya Nakashima,1,Thailand,19,Thanatos Drunk,1,That's It,1,The Adventurers,2,The Apology,1,The Bad,1,The Blue Redemption,1,The Boy and the Beast,3,The boy from Ipanema,1,The Brink,1,The Chase,1,The Cinema Travellers,1,The Crawler in the Attic,1,The Crazy Family,1,The Day After,1,The Detective,1,The Discloser,1,The Dollhouse,1,The elephant and the sea,2,The Executioner,1,The Eye's Dream,1,The Forsaken Land,1,The Fortress,1,The Gangster's Daughter,1,The Girl Who Never Knew War,1,The Golden Fortress,1,The Good,1,The Great Buddha+,1,The Great Passage,1,The Hole,1,The Hungry Lion,1,The Inugami Family,1,The Iron Ministry,1,The Island That All Flow By,1,The Isthmus,1,The Kid from the Big Apple,1,The King of Pigs,1,The Last Executioner,1,The Last Painting,1,The Long Excuse,1,The Looming Storm,1,The Lowlife,1,The Magic Blade,1,The Man Without a Map,1,The Mayor,1,The Merciless,2,The Mermaid,1,The Muse,1,The Naked Island,1,The Net,1,The Night of the Earthquake,1,The Outlaws,1,The Prison,1,The Promise,1,The Raid,1,The Raid 2,1,The recipe,1,The Road Home,1,The Road to Mandalay,1,the Robber's Daughter,1,The Room,1,The Sacrament,1,The Salesman,1,The Sleep Curse,1,The Sower,2,The Story of the Disappearance of Maryam,1,The Strange Saga of Hiroshi the Freeloading Sex Machine,1,The Swindlers,1,The Table,1,The Third Murder,1,The Thousand Faces of Dunjia,1,The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale,1,The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue,1,The Tooth and the Nail,1,The Truth Beneath,1,The Villainess,3,The Violin Player,1,The Way We Are,1,The Weird,1,The Windmill Palm Grove,1,Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru,1,Third WIndow,1,This Is Not What I Expected,1,This Is Not What I Expected!,1,Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum,1,Three Sisters,1,Three Times,1,Tiffany Hsiung,1,Tik Tik Tik,1,Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan,1,Tokyo Ghoul,1,Tokyo Heaven,1,Tokyo Idols,1,Tokyo Vampire Hotel,1,Tolerance Film Festival,1,Tom Waller,2,Tony Leung,1,Tony Takitani,1,Torico,2,Toronto International Film Festival,1,Toshiaki Toyoda,2,Toshihisa Yokoshima,3,Toshimasha Kobayashi,1,Toshio Matsumoto,1,Toshiya Fujita,1,Town in a Lake,1,Traces of Sin,1,Trailers,78,Train to Busan,1,Tran Ham,1,Translated articles,1,Trapped,1,Travellers and Magicians,1,Treb Monteras II,2,Trinh T. Minh-Ha,3,Triple Threat,1,Tsai Ming-liang,2,Tulsi Ramsay,1,Twilight Dinner,1,Twitch: You Are My Toy,1,Typhoon Club,1,Um Tae-hwa,1,Unbowed,1,V.I.P.,1,Vampire Cleanup Department,2,Vanishing Time A Boy Who Returned,1,Vannaphone Sitthirath,1,various,1,Varnyathil Aashanka,1,Verena Paravel,1,Vesoul International Film Festival,18,Vidya Balan,1,Vietnam,5,Vikramaditya Motwane,1,Vimukthi Jayasundara,1,Vinay Shukla,1,Vincent Kok,1,Violated Angels,1,Visitor Q,1,Vital,1,Vitaly Mansky,1,Vivien Qu,1,Voyage to Terengganu,1,Wai Ka-fai,1,Walk on Girl,1,Wang Bing,2,Wang Chao,2,Wang Lung-wei,1,Wang Ming-tai,1,Warriors of the Dawn,2,Weeds on Fire,1,Wei-Hao Cheng,1,Wellgo USA,2,West North West,2,What A Wonderful Family 2,1,What Time Is It There?,1,Whispering Corridors,1,Whispering Star,1,White Sun,1,Who Killed Cock Robin,1,Whore Angel,1,Wilson Yip,1,Wiman Rizkidarajat,1,Wine War,1,Winter Vacation,1,With Prisoners,1,Without Memory,1,Wol-Ha: Very Bad Moon Rising,1,Woman of the Lake,1,Won Shin-Yeon,1,Wong Chun,3,Wong Jing,2,Wong Kar-wai,2,Woo Ming Jin,1,Xaisongkham Induangchanthy,1,Xu Bing,1,Ya-che Yang,1,Yamato (California),4,Yan Pak Wing,2,Yang Chao,2,Yang Ik-june,1,Yang Jong-hyeon,1,Yang Woo-seok,1,Yao Tian,1,Yeon Sang-ho,2,Yes Madam,1,Yeti Obhijaan,2,Yin Liang,1,Yiu-wai Chu,1,Yoji Yamada,1,Yoo Ha,1,Yoon-chul chung,1,Yoonsuk Jung,1,Yosep Anggi Noen,1,Yoshihiro Hanno,1,Yoshihiro Nakamura,2,Yoshihiro Nishimura,3,Yoshimasa Jimbo,1,Yoshinari Nishikori,1,Yoshishige Yoshida,1,Yoshitaka Mori,1,Yoshiyuki Kishi,1,Yosuke Takeuchi,2,Yotsuya kaidan,1,You Losers!,1,Your Name,1,Youth,1,Yu Aoi,2,Yu Irie,1,Yu Sang-wook,1,Yuen Chor,1,Yuen Woo-ping,1,Yuji Shimomura,1,Yûji Tajiri,2,Yujiro Harumoto,2,Yuki Tanada,1,Yukihiko Tsutsumi,2,Yukuhiro Morigaki,1,Yusaku Matsumoto,2,Yutaka Ikejima,3,Yutaro Nakamura,1,Yuya Ishii,2,Zakka Films,2,Zhang Lu,1,Zhang Nan,1,Zhang Yimou,1,Zig Dulay,1,Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight,1,Zuri Rinpoche. Bhutan. Five Flavours,1,
ltr
item
Asian Film Vault: Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) by Toshio Matsumoto
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) by Toshio Matsumoto
A classic of Japanese independent cinema from the sixties.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_2THn29WUo/WX6kQld5GHI/AAAAAAAACOA/V74o1W4zwQoKttJP5X8pBqn7QyPXkUpAACLcBGAs/s640/funeral.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_2THn29WUo/WX6kQld5GHI/AAAAAAAACOA/V74o1W4zwQoKttJP5X8pBqn7QyPXkUpAACLcBGAs/s72-c/funeral.jpg
Asian Film Vault
http://www.asianfilmvault.com/2017/08/funeral-parade-of-roses-1969-by-toshio.html
http://www.asianfilmvault.com/
http://www.asianfilmvault.com/
http://www.asianfilmvault.com/2017/08/funeral-parade-of-roses-1969-by-toshio.html
true
3944800929692556231
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy