The Witches of the Orient (U)

Wed 14 , Fri 23 - Thu 29 July 2021

France | 2021 | 100’ | TBC | FL | Julien Faraut 

Now in their 70s, a group of incredible Japanese women used to be known as the ‘Witches of the Orient’ because of their seemingly supernatural powers on the volleyball courts. From the formation of the squad in the late 1950s as a workers’ team at a textile factory, right up until their triumph at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and how they were turned into Manga anime superheroes, their memories and true magic from long ago bubble up into a heady brew where fact and fable fly hand in hand. Blending archive footage and driven by rhythmic editing and music from K-Raw, this is women’s sport like you have not seen before. 


£6 / £4

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