[2K RESTORATION] All About Lily Chou-Chou リリイ・シュシュのすべて (2001)

  • September 30, 2023 | 8:00 PM - 10:25 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre

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This screening will be preceded by an introduction by Deborah Shamoon, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore.

2K RESTORATION
SINGAPORE PREMIERE

Original title: リリイ・シュシュのすべて
Year: 2001
Director: Shunji Iwai
Runtime: 146 minutes
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: NC16

Awards

PANORAMA
Berlin International Film Festival 2002

BEST MUSIC
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Shanghai International Film Festival 2002

Synopsis

Yūichi (Hayato Ichihara) is a withdrawn teenager just starting junior high school. Tormented by his once friend turned bully, Shūsuke (Shugo Oshinari) and plagued by his own loneliness, the only solace he finds is in the music of enigmatic pop star Lily Chou Chou and her fansite Lili-philia which he runs. On this website Yūichi expresses not just his own fandom but his deepest emotional struggles and sparks a friendship with the anonymous user Blue Cat. As the community around him spirals into delinquency, angst and violence Yūichi confronts his complex relationship with Shūsuke whose life runs eerily parallel.

Directed by Shunji Iwai who loosely based the titular character on Faye Wong, All About Lily Chou-Chou, is a lyrical cult classic that has continued to resonate with generations of viewers who find themselves increasingly isolated in the internet age. Shot on early digital formats, the film was made at the dawn of mass technological change and observes the ways the internet irreversibly transformed how we interact with one another.

“Pain can take you in prison. The ether can set you free.”

 

About the Speaker

Deborah Shamoon is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on representations of girls and women in Japanese film, literature and popular culture. Her publications include Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girls’ Culture in Japan (2012); “Misora Hibari and the Girl Star in Postwar Japanese Cinema,” Signs 35:1 (2009); and “Class S: Appropriation of ‘Lesbian’ Subculture in Modern Japanese Literature and New Wave Cinema,” Cultural Studies 35.1 (2020).


This film is part of the programme Y2K Dreamz. The full programme for Y2K DreamZ can be found here.

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