In an alternate near-future, a revolutionary technology called the DC Mini allows a group of researchers, led by the brilliant Dr. Atsuko Chiba, to enter and record the dreams of psychiatric patients. When the prototypes are stolen, however, the dream world starts crashing into reality with increasingly disastrous effects. Aided by a trauma-stricken detective, Dr. Chiba sets out to track down the thief. The fourth and final film by the late, great Satoshi Kon is a culmination of the groundbreaking director's visual style and a crowning achievement of Japanese animation.
This screening is in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the film's release and is part of Japan Society's Monthly Classics film series which offers year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema.