Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Feb 2018
This screening is the UK premiere of Japanese Girls Never Die
A multi-stranded drama surrounding the disappearance of Haruko Azumi (Yu Aoi), a 27-year-old unmarried woman stuck in a dead-end job who goes missing without a trace. When Haruko's missing persons poster attracts the attention of two wannabe graffiti artists, her image soon becomes the unwitting face behind a pop phenomenon. Meanwhile, a mysterious group of high school girls begin attacking men at random around town. Are these events all connected to Haruko's disappearance?
Director Daigo Matsui masterfully interweaves a series of stories and subplots through a nonlinear narrative, bringing the viewer back and forth in time, drawing them closer to discovering the secret behind Haruko's disappearance. Based on a novel by Mariko Yamauchi, Japanese Girls Never Die is an anarchic, vibrant and completely experimental critique of modern Japanese culture.
Japanese Girls Never Die, dir. Daigo Matsui, Japan 2016, 100 min, English subtitles
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