Perfect Blue

  • Dir: Kon Satoshi

  • Japan, 1997, Japanese, 81mins, DCP

  • Cast: Voice Cast: Iwao Junko, Matsumoto Rica, Tsuji Shinpachi

Leaving her idol group to pursue an acting career, Mima’s transformation of her virginal girl-next-door persona into a mature woman not only draws ire from fans, but also conjures up selfdoubt and reproach. When threats of violence mount as her working partners fall prey to murder, Mima’s grip on reality begins to collapse. A cautionary tale about the commodification of pop idols, Kon’s directorial debut – loosely based on the novel by Takeuchi Yoshikazu – is a disturbing Hitchcockian psychological thriller that delves into the psyche of being in the ever-judging eyes of the public.


Berlin International Film Festival: Fantasia International Film Festival: Best Asian Film


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2021-08-18 (Wed)
    Full House2021-08-24 (Tue)
    Full House2021-08-30 (Mon)


1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

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

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