Biography

Toshio Matsumoto (松本 俊夫 Matsumoto Toshio) (March 25, 1932 – April 12, 2017) was a Japanese film director, a pioneer of avant-garde experimental movies, multimedia, and video in his homeland and abroad. Matsumoto was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and graduated from Tokyo University in 1955. His first short was Ginrin, which he made in 1955, however his most famous film is 1969's wildly experimental Funeral Parade of Roses (also known as Bara no soretsu). Funeral Parade of Roses influenced Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange heavily. The film was a retelling of Oedipus Rex, featuring a transsexual (portrayed by Peter) trying to move up in the world of the Japanese gay bars.

Matsumoto published many books of photography and art and was a professor and dean of Arts at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He was also the President of the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences.

Toshio Matsumoto (松本 俊夫 Matsumoto Toshio) (March 25, 1932 – April 12, 2017) was a Japanese film director, a pioneer of avant-garde experimental movies, multimedia, and video in his homeland and abroad. Matsumoto was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and graduated from Tokyo University in 1955. His first short was Ginrin, which he made in 1955, however his most famous film is 1969's wildly experimental Funeral Parade of Roses (also known as Bara no soretsu). Funeral Parade of Roses influenced Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange heavily. The film was a retelling of Oedipus Rex, featuring a transsexual (portrayed by Peter) trying to move up in the world of the Japanese gay bars.

Matsumoto published many books of photography and art and was a professor and dean of Arts at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He was also the President of the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1932-03-25

Day of Death 2017-04-12

Place of Birth Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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Also Known As

  • 松本 俊夫

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 1986 Summer Director
1988 Dogra Magra Director
1987 Engram Director
1985 Sway Director
1984 Delay Exposure Director
1984 Vibration Director
1982 Relation Director
1982 Shift Director
1981 Connection Director
1980 Ki or Breathing Director
1979 White Hole Director
1978 Enigma: Nazo Director
1975 Atman Director
1975 Everything Visible Is Empty Director
1975 Phantom Director
1974 Andy Warhol: Re-Reproduction Director
1973 Mona Lisa Director
1973 The War of the 16 Year Olds Director
1972 Expansion Director
1971 Metastasis Director
1971 Demons Director
1970 Space Projection Ako Director
1969 For My Crushed Right Eye Director
1969 Ecstasis Director
1969 Funeral Parade of Roses Director
1968 Magnetic Scramble Director
1967 Mothers Director
1963 The Song of Stone Director
1962 The Weavers of Nishijin Director
1960 Record of A Long White Line Director
1959 Security Treaty Director
1959 300 Ton Trailer Director
1955 Silver Wheel Director

Writing

1988 Dogra Magra Screenplay
1973 The War of the 16 Year Olds Writer
1971 Demons Screenplay
1969 Funeral Parade of Roses Screenplay
1961 The Catch Screenplay
1959 Security Treaty Writer

Acting

2002 Under the Skin as Himself
1987 Engram

Editing

1975 Atman Editor

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