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Paprika

  • Dir: Kon Satoshi

  • Japan, 2006, Japanese, 90mins, DCP

  • Cast: Voice Cast: Hayashibara Megumi, Emori Toru, Hori Katsunosuke

In his final experimental fantasy, Kon Satoshi explores the collision between dreams and reality in a mind-twisting, eye-tickling spectacle that has inspired Inception . Taking delirious trips through the psyche, the gripping thriller evolves as the psychiatrist heroine transforms herself into Paprika to delve into dreams and save the world from a disaster of night terrors turned real. In the dreamscapes fluidly rendered with dementedly arresting visuals, the anime master invests the imaginative world with a fascinating tension, engaging us with poignant philosophical riddles about the dilemma between our real and perceived selves.

 

Venice International Film Festival: In Competition

Tokyo International Film Festival

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

Remarks

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

5. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.