PERFECT BLUE

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Sat, Sep 28 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:81 minutes
Director:Satoshi Kon
Year Released:1997
Production Country:Japan
Language:Japanese
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olsdzqe2y9Y

Description

Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Perfect Blue's success lies in the twisted, self-referential storyline that intercuts reality with fantasy so fluidly that viewers inevitably take on Mima's shattered point of view, unable to distinguish the truth until the stunning conclusion." - Sci-Fi Weekly

"A brutal and haunting meditation on identity, femininity, and fame." - Film Frenzy

"Perfect Blue is an apocalyptic slasher, the ultimate crystallization of everything we came to fear about the internet before it became synonymous with living." - Curtsies and Hand Grenades

Mima was a pop idol, worshipped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. Mima agrees and events take a turn for the worse-- she begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers (imagines) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates are threatened (and killed) as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive.

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