Nobuhiko OBAYASHI 大林宣彦
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Shocked that her widowed father wants to remarry, 16-year-old Oshare decides to spend the summer with her six best friends at her aunt’s house in the countryside. The group is given a warm welcome but must soon realize that the mansion has a sinister life of its own. Will the girls escape the clutches of the house alive? In his feature film debut after numerous experimental films and television commercials, Nobuhiko OBAYASHI employs every special effect in the book to stage a colorful, surreal, and gory horror spectacle that is at the same time imbued with a deep sense of melancholy.
About Nobuhiko OBAYASHI
Nobuhiko OBAYASHI was born in Onomichi (Hiroshima Prefecture) in 1938. He directed several experimental films throughout the sixties before making his commercial feature film debut in 1977 with the horror movie HOUSE (NC ’12 and NC ’20), which is now considered a cult classic. SADA won him the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1998. In his work, he often dealt with the struggles of life in wartime, as in CASTING BLOSSOMS TO THE SKY (NC ’12), SEVEN WEEKS (NC ’15), and HANAGATAMI (NC ’18). In addition to his cinematic oeuvre, he also shot over 3,000 commercials with international actors and actresses. He passed away on April 10, 2020.