Paprika - The Eclectic Cinema

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Paprika   15          screened with English subtitles
Japan | 2006                            90 minutes
Satoshi Kon
This is the final anime made by Satoshi Kon, also known for Perfect Blue (1997) and Tokyo Godfathers (2003). The narrative involves a device that allows the user to view other people’s dreams. Still in development, it has yet to be equipped with appropriate security features and, unfortunately, one of them is stolen, allowing the thief free access to enter anyone’s dreams. Mayhem ensues, dreams and reality get mixed up, and the race is on to recover the rogue device.

It is the hugely imaginative animation, though, that brings most pleasure, the dream sequences in particular. The nightmarish street parade of freakish characters in eye-popping colours is an experience not to be missed!
18 September 2023 MONDAY 19:30
Playhouse Main Screen
Tickets £7.50
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