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Japan, 1977
Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
With Kimiko Ikegami, Yōko Minamida
Approx. 88 min. 35mm.

"Obayashi’s darkly comic fable tells the story of seven schoolgirls, each of them named for their defining attribute, à la SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937). The pretty but pensive Gorgeous is joined by Prof (brainy), Kung Fu (violent), Fantasy (a daydreamer), Sweet (homely), Melody (musical) and the ever-eating Mac (short for ‘stomach’) on a summer trip to her aunt’s creaky old house in the countryside." – BFI


“Mr. Obayashi has created a true fever dream of a film, one in which the young female imagination of his daughter, Gorgeous or both, yields memorable results.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“ Plays like a head-on collision between THE EVIL DEAD (1981) and YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968) – a fevered flight of horror-fantasy like no other.”

Film Forum