ハウス (House) 1977 Ages 15+

1.15PM Sun 7 Nov 2021 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

House will screen from an imported 35mm print.

'Nobuhiko Ôbayashi's House is a hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt's creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic house cat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, House seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet. Or perhaps the mind of a child: the director fashioned the script after the eccentric musings of his eleven-year-old daughter, then employed all the tricks in his analog arsenal (mattes, animation, and collage) to make them a visually astonishing, raucous reality.' Janus Films

CREDITS

16MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 88 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: NOBUHIKO ŌBAYASHI / SCRIPT: CHIGUMI OBAYASHI, CHIHO KATSURA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: YOSHITAKA SAKAMOTO / EDITOR: NOBUO OGAWA / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF JAPAN /RIGHTS: TOHO CO LTD / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM