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.

A kaleidoscopic, head-spinning haunted house story that seems to have been beamed in from another planet, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi's House has established itself as one of the premier Japanese cult films. When the father of young school girl Gorgeous returns from his work trip to announce that he is getting remarried, the affronted Gorgeous travels to her aunt's house with six of her friends. There, they encounter a wild assortment of spirits that cause havoc in increasingly deranged ways. Both nightmarish and delightfully comic, House is imbued with a riotous energy that leaps off the screen with its inventive combination of live action and animated effects.

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