WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Sat, Oct 16 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:120 minutes
Director:Makoto Nagahisa
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Japan
Language:Japanese

Description

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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!

"Whatever demented game its characters are playing, Nagahisa's live-action Twitch-fest is delightful for how it lets us watch along."—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"We Are Little Zombies' exploration of the mechanics of mourning, particularly the uneasy disjunct between inner and outer emotions, is layered and sincere."—Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band…and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).