Film

Perfect Blue

Director
Satoshi Kon
Certificate
18
Running Time
81 mins

Back on screen to mark its 20th anniversary, Satoshi Kon‘s hugely influential anime was originally planned as a live-action flick. It tells the story of a 21-year-old J-Pop idol who finds herself stalked by a deranged, disapproving fan when she tries to change her squeaky-clean image by becoming an actress in a TV psycho drama, taking part in lurid rape scenes and nude photo shoots.

“Exposes the bizarre streak of paedophilia in Japanese pop culture,” remarked Empire in its original four-star review.

By robin askew, Sunday Sep 24, 2017

Screenings

  • Showcase Cinema De Lux

    October 31, 2017

    • 8:00 pm
  • Cube

    November 9, 2017

    • 8:00 pm

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