Films

The Extremists' Opera

The Extremists' Opera

European Premiere

Synopsis

Director

How far one needs to push the boundary for art, and who has the power and authority to control that process – asks well know alternative theater director and actress ­Junko Emoto in her debut feature blending black comedy, drama and erotica into a high voltage cocktail. The semi-biographical „The Extremists’ Opera“ follows the everyday and inner struggles of a women only alternative theater group delivering explosive and politically controversial explosive stage performances under the control of tough mannered director Naoko. The premiere of the play is coming closer but the group lacks not only the contents of the play, stage props, money and a clear focus on rehearsals. But instead of putting herself fully use for her troupe Naoko directs her mental and sexual attention towards making out with actress Haru who has just recently joined the group. The explosive love affair will not only expose long subdued rivalries within the group of women, but will teach Naoko a tough lesson for life.

„The Extremists’ Opera“ is witty indie cinema pearl, long overdue for international recognition, which ironically yet spot on opens the backstage and power relations within Japanese alternative theater, subculture, and LGBT community. Thus the film will provide a thunderously enjoyable experience for the lovers of Asian and rebellious cinema as well.

Sten Saluveer

Junko Emoto

(b. 1978) is an actress and writer, known for „Memories of Matsuko“ (2006), „Domomata no shi“ (2008) and „Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan“. „The Extremists’ Opera“ is her directorial debut.

Filmography

  • The Extremists’ Opera (2016)

Schedule

17.11.2017
17:00 - 18:30
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011401
Sold out
21.11.2017
19:00 - 20:30
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 051902
Sold out
24.11.2017
20:30 - 22:00
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 080704
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Unrevealed Snapshots: Films of Contemporary Japanese Female Directors

Film info

Country: Japan
Year: 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Japanese
Director: Junko Emoto
Producer: Yukihiko Yamaguchi
Writer: Junko Emoto
DOP: Natsuyo Nakamura
Montage: Yukako Kobayashi
Cast: Saori, Arisa Nakamura, Yuki Sakurai

Synopsis

Director

How far one needs to push the boundary for art, and who has the power and authority to control that process – asks well know alternative theater director and actress ­Junko Emoto in her debut feature blending black comedy, drama and erotica into a high voltage cocktail. The semi-biographical „The Extremists’ Opera“ follows the everyday and inner struggles of a women only alternative theater group delivering explosive and politically controversial explosive stage performances under the control of tough mannered director Naoko. The premiere of the play is coming closer but the group lacks not only the contents of the play, stage props, money and a clear focus on rehearsals. But instead of putting herself fully use for her troupe Naoko directs her mental and sexual attention towards making out with actress Haru who has just recently joined the group. The explosive love affair will not only expose long subdued rivalries within the group of women, but will teach Naoko a tough lesson for life.

„The Extremists’ Opera“ is witty indie cinema pearl, long overdue for international recognition, which ironically yet spot on opens the backstage and power relations within Japanese alternative theater, subculture, and LGBT community. Thus the film will provide a thunderously enjoyable experience for the lovers of Asian and rebellious cinema as well.

Sten Saluveer

Junko Emoto

(b. 1978) is an actress and writer, known for „Memories of Matsuko“ (2006), „Domomata no shi“ (2008) and „Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan“. „The Extremists’ Opera“ is her directorial debut.

Filmography

  • The Extremists’ Opera (2016)