Witches of The Orient (U)

Documentaries at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Thursday 22 July at 6pm
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    Aged Under 26: £7 (Members: £6.30)

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  • Cinema

Part of: Accessible Cinema Screenings

Details

Audio Description [AD] available

Directed by Julien Faraut 

Journey to meet the former players of the Japanese women’s volleyball team. Now in their 70s, they used to be known as the “ Witches of the Orient ” because of their seemingly supernatural powers on the courts.

From the formation of the squad in the late 1950s as a worker’s team at a textile factory, right up until their triumph at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, their memories and true magic from long ago bubble up into a heady brew where fact and fable fly hand in hand. 

This extraordinary documentary blends interview with fascinating archive film and Manga style animation to tell the story of a group of seemingly ordinary women who rose to the very top of their game. 

A note when you’re booking…
In order to maintain social distancing at Storyhouse, after you choose your seats the system will remove the seats next to you from sale so that you/your group will be distanced from other audience members.

You can also watch Witches of The Orient at home. Click here for more info.

Certificate:

U

Duration

Approx 100 mins

Time details

10-15 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)

Languages:

Japanese with English subtitles

Content Guidance:

Brief war footage, Very mild threat

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