Japanimation: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Plus Talk from Helen McCarthy

Mar 24th 2009
barbican film
JAPANIMATION: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie plus talk from Helen McCarthy
Tuesday 26 May, 8.30pm
www.barbican.org.uk/film Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (12A) (Japan 1999 Dir. Kunihiko Ikuhara 85 min)

This masterful condensation of the anime TV series of the same name is a unique, existential comic book adventure laced with gender-bending romance. The prismatic storyline follows cross-dressing Utena Tenjou's induction as a duellist at the Ohtori Academy, where she must fight her peers to protect the mysterious ‘Rose Bride’ who has the power change the world. In Japanese with English subtitles.

After the screening, anime expert Helen McCarthy will guide the audience through the various incarnations of manga artist Chiho Saito's original creation and explain why the movie is a metaphysical trip which marks a visually stunning watershed in the development of Japanese anime.


www.barbican.org.uk/film Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527

Ticket prices:
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Standard: £7.50 online (£9.50 full price)
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Concessions: £7.50
Under 15: £4.50
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