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Japan Foundation Presents: HAUSU (1977)

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Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M9

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This screening is part of Japan Foundation Toronto's DARK & OCCULT Films From Japan series.

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Hausu
JAPAN 1977 88min. 14A
Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.

This screening is a companion to a lecture, CONNECTION & CATASTROPHE: Media Theory and the Occult Film Boom in Japan, being held at the Japan Foundation Toronto on November 21.

This screening is sponsored by Japan Foundation Toronto. We are grateful for their generosity.

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