Program

Event Screening

INU-OH (Supportive Screening)

Japan

2021

Introduction

Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.

 

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Director

Masaaki Yuasa

"Animation director, born in 1965 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Made feature-length directorial debut in 2004 with the film Mind Game. Winner of the Grand Prize in the Animation Division at the 8th The Japan Media Arts Festival and the Ōfuji Noburō Award at the 59th Mainichi Film Awards. His film Lu Over the Wall won the Annecy International Animated Film Festival's top prize, the Crystal Award. His film Ride Your Wave won the Golden Goblet Award for Best Animation Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Other notable works include Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Ping Pong the Animation"", ""The Night is Short, Girls, Walk"", ""DEVILMAN crybaby"" and ""The Tatami Garaxy"". His latest theatre directed film, INU-OH, was also nominated at the world's most prestigious film festivals."