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
Writer: Yoshikata Yoda.
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.