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The Witches of the Orient (U)

Volleyball player holding the ball in front of the crowd

An opportunity to experience the highs and lows from the 1964 Olympics through the eyes of the Japanese women’s volleyball team 57 years after their iconic victory.

This exhilarating and energetic documentary highlights the golden age of women’s volleyball in post war Japan. The Witches of the Orient celebrates the journey of the team from inception to glory.

With original footage from the 1964 Olympics and the enchanting addition of animation, Julian Faraut (John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection) fiercely brings this tale to life.

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France 2021 Dir Julien Faraut 100 min


Please note, the screenings taking place on Fri 16 Jul, 2.45pm; Sat 17 Jul, 2.45pm; and Thu 22 Jul, 2.45pm are also showing an exclusive in cinemas pre-recorded ScreenTalk with director Julien Faraut, writer, curator and comics expert Paul Gravett, London 2012 England volleyball player and England volleyball coach Maria Bertelli, hosted by broadcaster Edith Bowman

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