THE ADVENTURES OF TOBISUKE
SUN 22 SEPT @ 12PM | Arc Cinema
1949 | TBC | 81 mins | Japan | D: Nobuo Nakagawa
In war-torn Kyoto, a kind-hearted puppeteer named Tobisuke meets Ofuku, a young girl desperate to find her lost mother when he rescues her from a dangerous man. To his dismay, Tobisuke is struck on the head during the scuffle and 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'll face demons, travel through Fake Town, and survive the Valley of the Dead - trusting no one but each other.