Koiya koi nasuna koi (1962) AKA The Mad Fox / Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow

Colourful, wildly stylised, immense captivating fable, including animation, kabuki and butoh and collapsing sets. About a soothsayer at court who was driven to insanity by the murder of his lover and will marry her likeness. And indeed, she’s a fox in human form!

Director: Tomu Uchida. AKA The Mad Fox / 恋や恋なすな恋
Stars: Hashizo Okawa, Michiko Saga, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Kensaku Hara, Yoshi Kato, Sumiko Hidaka, Choichiro Kawarazaki, Eitarô Ozawa, Kenji Susukida, Jun Usami, Eijirô Yanagi.

1962 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


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  1. Steves
    July 18, 2019

    Now you’re speaking my language, Jon! Awesome addition!

  2. Michael
    January 24, 2020

    one thousand and one thanks for this rare gem

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