With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, December 08, 2022

ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU reviewed; screening at Japan Society on December 10, 2022

Japan Society

All About Lily Chou-Chou
Written and directed by Shunji Iwai
With Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Oshinari, Ayumi Ito, Yu Aoi.
Japan, 2001, 146 minutes
35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 7:15 p.m
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

All About Lily Chou Chou began as an interactive novel Iwai wrote and posted on the Internet. The film 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 characterized growing up in Japan at the turn of the century.

AsianCineFest Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars; very highly recommended

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Sunday's screening of All About Lily Chou Chou is part of Japan Society's film series Love Letters: Four Films by Shunji Iwai.

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