Adventures of Tobisuke

Unclassified 15+
22 September
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree (bookings essential)

In war-torn Kyoto, a kind-hearted puppeteer named Tobisuke rescues Ofuku, a young girl desperate to find her lost mother, from a dangerous man.

To his dismay, Tobisuke is struck on the head during the scuffle and loses his memory. Ofuku tells him that if they travel to her mother’s hometown at the base of Japan’s highest mountain, they’ll find both her mother and the mythic golden fruit that can restore his memories.

The unlikely duo embark on an adventure depicted through elaborate sets in this early film by famed Japanese horror director Nobuo Nakagawa.

Along the way, they face demons, travel through Fake Town, and survive the Valley of the Dead – trusting no one but each other.

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