Program

PÖFF
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Genres

Fantasy, Based on Manga, Thriller
International Premiere

Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka Barbara
Barubora
Director: Macoto Tezuka
Country: Japan, Great Britain, Germany
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:40
Language: Japanese
Producer: Shunsuke Koga, Adam Torel
Screenwriter: Hisako Kurosawa, Osamu Tezuka
DoP: Christopher Doyle, Kubbie Tsoi
Editor: Macoto Tezuka
Music: Ichiko Hashimoto
Cast: Gorô Inagaki, Fumi Nikaidô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shizuka Ishibashi, Minami
Production: Thefool, Third Window Films, Rapid Eye Movies

Synopsis

Famous novelist Yosuke Mikura picks up a strange woman from a street. The woman is ranting poetry and says her name is Barbara. The novelist, suffering from a writer’s block, finds a muse in her and develops an almost maniacal obsession over the mysterious woman. As a result, the writer begins to suffer from hallucinations which drive him to sexual encounters with both animals and inanimate objects which he in his deranged state of mind imagines to be women. But it is always Barbara who saves him from such situations.

Director Makoto Tezuka’s film is spiced with abundant jazz notes and is based on the manga “Barbara” by his father Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989), remembered by many in Japan as the “god” of manga. The manga was published in the 1970s and is an adult fantasy story loaded with erotic and occultist elements.

Sven Kütt

Director

Director's filmography: Valik/Selected:  Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999), Shinkuronishiti (Black Kiss, 2004), Black Jack: Two Doctors in Black (2005, co-dir, anime), Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013, co-dir), Hoshikuzu kyôdai no aratana densetsu (2016), Tezuka's Barbara (2019)
  • Macoto Tezuka

    Sat, November 16, 2019


    19:15


    Elektriteater, Tartu

    Screening code: 021803
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:40
    Language: Japanese

    Sun, November 17, 2019


    20:45


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 7, Tallinn

    Screening code: 030403
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:40
    Language: Japanese

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    22:30


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 4, Tallinn

    Screening code: 090203
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:40
    Language: Japanese

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