EXPAT CINEMA: INU-OH
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Masaaki Yuasa’s showstopping animation reframes the classical performance style as a world of rock gods and cavorting dancers.
INU-OH is a musical animation about Inu-Oh, a real-life Sarugaku Noh performer and playwright who enjoyed great success in 14th-century Japan. However, he is all but unknown nowadays because very few documents about his life have survived the times. Now around 600 years later, “INU-OH”, full of music and dance sequences, portrays a tale of friendship between the legendary Inu-Oh who vanished from history and a Biwa player he befriended.