PLEASE NOTE: This animated film contains strong adult content with sequences of graphic violence and nudity. No one 17 years of age and under will be admitted.
Perfect Blue, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika), returns to theatres for its 20th anniversary in a brand-new digital transfer.
“Perfect Blue is scary, funny, poignant and thoughtful, but also delivers thriller set-pieces that rank with the best of De Palma or Argento.” – Kim Newman, Empire
Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go. Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has been hailed as one of the most groundbreaking animated films of all time. (Dir. by Satoshi Kon, 1997, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 81 mins., Rated NC-17)