All About Lily Chou-Chou

Directed by Shunji Iwai

Not a film about the eponymous pop star with the haunting style but all about the teen boys who worship her, and use their ‘Lilyphilia’ to escape the painful realities of their young lives – aching loneliness, bullying, betrayal, and unexpected tragedy. The film has a vivid, often startling (High Definition video) visual imagery, LILY CHOU-CHOU offers a striking, unsentimental portrait of school days. ‘LILY CHOU-CHOU is itself an overripe pop song… a uniquely lonely film, and one of the year’s most memorable.’ Village Voice, New York

146 minutes

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