Signature Program

PERFECT BLUE

Directed by Satoshi Kon

Japan, 1997, 1h 21min, DCP, In Japanese with English subtitles

Signature Program

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Showtime

Wed, Oct 17

PERFECT BLUE, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary in a brand new digital transfer.

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 frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.
Strong adult content warning for animated sequences of graphic violence and nudity.

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