Witches of The Orient (U)

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16 July – 15 August

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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. 

 

 

Certificate:

U

Duration

Approx 100 mins

Languages:

Japanese with English subtitles

Content Guidance:

Brief war footage, Very mild threat

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