Contemporary Anime Auteurs
Satoshi Kon’s cult anime sees an ex-actor-singer tormented by an unhinged fan.
With the voices of
Junko Isao, Rica Matsumoto, Tsuji Shinpachi
Japan 1997. 81min
After quitting the music scene to embark on an acting career, ex-singer Mimi finds herself plagued by an unhinged fan. As the stresses of her work and personal life escalate, the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur. Satoshi Kon’s much-admired anime is a smart and stylish critique of celebrity fandom, with ambitious set pieces to rival the likes of Hitchcock and De Palma.