5 min read.Updated: 24 May 2019, 10:39 AM ISTUday Bhatia
Toshio Matsumoto’s ‘Funeral Parade of Roses’ is a one-of-a-kind queer classic
This 1969 film, and many more, can be streamed on MUBI
It starts with two intertwined figures, their outlines razor-thin black, the rest of the screen blinding white. Though we’re only shown close-ups, we can tell it’s a man and a woman. Or can we? After the ghostly love scene is done, we hear the woman speak, just offscreen, and the voice is our first clue that what we have seen might not be the heterosexual coupling cinema has conditioned us to expect. She comes into view, asks the man to zip her dress up. “How do I look?" she asks. “Beautiful, Eddy."
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