PANG Ho-cheung

PANG Ho-cheung
With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ACF 1245: ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU at MoMA tomorrow

  All About Lily  Chou-CHou
Written and directed by Shunji Iwai
With Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Oshinari, Ayumi Ito
Japan, 2001, 146 minutes
When: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Where: MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC 
In Japanese; English subtitles
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.

This screening is part of the series In Focus: Fortissimo Films.

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