THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT – Review by Diane Carson

Ten years ago, French writer/director Julien Faraut saw sixteen-millimeter footage of Japan’s 1964 Olympic volleyball team. Faraut says that their grit and determination so impressed him, he knew he had to make the film that became The Witches of the Orient, an unfortunate nickname taken from Soviet press, a title that incorrectly identifies their astonishing, admirable elite athletic talent.

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