1 t 21 min
Animaatio, Event cinema, Anime
Originaali japaninkielinen versio, tekstitys englanniksi.
Esitykset tiistaina 11.9. klo 17.00 Helsingissä (Tennispalatsi), Jyväskylässä, Kuopiossa, Oulussa, Tampereella (Plevna) ja Turussa. Uusintaesitykset tiistaina 18.9. klo 20.00 (Hki, Tre, Tku).
Mima was a pop idol, worshiped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but Mima's character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse. She begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers (imagines) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates are threatened (and killed) as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive. Perfect Blue represents a major change from traditional anime subject matter, analyzing the pop icon phenomenon, fame and its psychological impact on the performer.
Satoshi Kon is a filmmaker who relishes the opportunity to pull the rug out from under audiences and give them what they least expect, he has stood as a skilled, highly original, and talented figure in a world overpopulated by giant mecha and menacing tentacled beasties. Kon's films are alternately haunting, thought-provoking, and oddly endearing, and are a must-see for anyone who has simply dismissed animation as child's play or fan-boy fodder.
Without Satoshi Kon's work, Neo might never have taken the red pill, and the post-Matrix rash of Hollywood films dealing with subjective reality – Fight Club, Inception, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan – might never have tumbled down the rabbit-hole and on to our screens. So why aren’t we seeing more tributes to his art?