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THE EXTREMISTS’ OPERA

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Start:
Mar 8, 2019
End:
Mar 8, 2019
Venue:
segal theatre
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Friday 8 | 1:30pm | Segal Theatre

Japan | 2016 | 90 minutes | directed by Junko Emoto
Japanese with English Subtitles

Nao is a lesbian and she leads a theater company called “Moufu-kyou”. At the audition for the main role of her new play, Nao meets an actress, Haru . Nao falls in love with Haru at first sight and tries all sorts of “approaches” to win her heart. Based on a semi-autobiographical novel Kokan by Junko Emoto, a founder of a theater company Kegawa-zoku.

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JUNKO EMOTO, born in Chiba in 1978, began studying drama at university and founded the theater company Kegawa-zoku at the age of 21. Having performed in various plays, Junko Emoto became one of the important actress in the theater world. In 2012, Junko was invited from Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris and played Le fric et les femmes. Her feature debut film that she wrote and directed The Extremists’ Opera was released in 2016.

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