News and reviews, contemplations and considerations of Asian films and filmmakers. With the occasional piece on manga, dance, music, or whatever else Asian that might be of interest. Written by Dr. Stan Glick, a columnist for Asian Cult Cinema magazine.
Simon Yam and me at the 2010 NY Asian Film Festival
Saturday, November 19, 2011
ACF 1245: ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU at MoMA tomorrow
Beginning as an interactive novel Iwai wrote and posted on the Internet, All About Lily Chou Chou
perfectly captures the absurdities of growing up in Japan’s pervasive
pop/cyber culture, in which Internet chat rooms, pop-idol worship, and
harrowing school bullying are just part of a teenager’s daily life.
Iwai’s poetic, gorgeously shot coming-of-age tale provides a disturbing
look at the violence, terror, and isolation that characterize growing up
in Japan today. Courtesy Fortissimo Films.