In Satoshi Kon’s animated masterpiece we follow a young singer-turned-actress whose past refuses to let her go. Catch this timeless psychological thriller dripping with paranoia on the silver screen!
The screenings of Perfect Blue are subtitled in Norwegian.
J-pop idol Mima Kirogoe leaves the girl group CHAM! to pursue a career in acting. Though she gets a role in no time, the shots are demanding. Some old fans are not happy with her career change, with Mima finding a scarily detailed blog about daily life online and dealing with a potential stalker. In her stressed state, her acting bleeds into reality, and her past comes back to haunt her. As colleagues wind up murdered, Mima must ask herself: Is she a victim or the perpetrator?
Disorienting, violent and beautiful – Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller of the highest caliber, made by an anime legend. With themes related to technology and privacy, parasocial relationships and identity, it may be more relevant today than when it was released in the late 90s.
20. NOV – Intro, Hadeland Folkehøgskole
The screening of PERFECT BLUE at 15.30 in Vega 1 is introduced by Hadeland Folkehøgskole.
Satoshi Kon (1963-2010) was a Japanese director, writer and cartoonist. Known for his attention to detail and surreal style he remains one of anime’s most recognised artists, even after his death. In 2019 he received the Winsor McCay award for his work in animation. Perfect Blue was his first feature film, followed by three more and the television series Paranoia Agent (2004).
This film is part of
Original title パーフェクトブルー (Pâfekuto burû)
Director Satoshi Kon
Screenplay Sadayuki Murai
Cast Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shiho Niiyama
Runtime 1h 21m
Genre Animation, Suspense
Age limit 15