A monumental work of queer cinema that loosely adapts Oedipus Rex to the radical subcultures of 1960s Japan, Funeral Parade of Roses follows Eddy, a trans woman (the debut role of famed entertainer Peter) as she navigates both Tokyo’s gay-bar demimonde and its revolutionary student movement. Visceral and discordant in style and politics, Matsumoto’s masterpiece takes on a breathlessly inventive queer aesthetic, hybridizing Sirkian melodrama, sexploitation movie luridness, talking-head testimonials, bratty New Wave–isms, and a barrage of experimental film techniques into a dizzying, stroboscopic dreamscape.