All About Lily Chou-Chou(Riri Shushu no subete)
Dir: Iwai Shunji
Japan, 2001, Japanese, 146mins, DCP
Cast: Ichihara Hayato, Oshinari Shugo, Aoi Yu, Ito Ayumi
Making his first foray into digital filmmaking, Iwai Shunji plunged headfirst into the inner lives of Japan’s disaffected youths in his bleak, boldly experimental and ethereal coming-of-age story. Set over the course of one tumultuous school year, the film follows two high schoolers as they try to escape the unbearable weight of reality by escaping into the music of a pop star named Lily Chou-Chou. Succinctly capturing the amorphous rhythms of adolescent life lost in isolation and despair, All About Lily Chou-Chou, newly restored to celebrate its 20th anniversary, feels eerily prescient for its frank depiction of bullying and cult-like idol fandom on the Internet.
Berlin International Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award – Special Mention
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- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
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