Julien Faraut

The Witches Of The Orient

Nippon Docs   ¾ 

“The Witches of the Orient” is the nickname given to the most successful Japanese volleyball team in history. With 258 wins and no losses, the team remains a legend to this day. Director Julien Faraut interviews the aging players to explore the myth behind their success in this gripping essay on Japanese culture.

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Documentary Historical Sports

フランス 2021

100 分

UFO Production


About Julien Faraut

Julien Faraut was born in Colombes, France, in 1978. After studying history, he started working for the sport institute INSEP in Paris, where he supervises a collection of 16mm films. Using this collection, Faraut makes his own visual essays, combining sport history and documentary art. JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION (2018) was shown at the 2018 Berlinale.