LGBT Info

Funeral Parade of Roses (薔薇の葬列, Bara no Sōretsu) is a 1969 Japanese drama film directed and written by Toshio Matsumoto, loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex and set in the underground gay culture of 1960s Tokyo. It stars Peter as the protagonist, a young transgender woman, and features Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshio Tsuchiya and Emiko Azuma. A product of the Japanese New Wave, the film combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema, and is thought to have influenced Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange (1971).

Plot

The film follows the trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transgender women in Tokyo. The main plot continuously jumps around the timeline of events to hint at and hide the major twist. The film also contains shots in a documentary style interviewing cast members about their sexuality and gender identity, as well as pieces of avant-garde film of Guevara's creation.