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Paprika

  • Directed by Satoshi Kon
  • Japan, 2006, 90 mins., Japanese

As mind-bending as it is insightful, Satoshi Kon’s final animated feature, Paprika, has been a source of inspiration and admiration since its debut in 2006. Kon’s “impossible to depict in live-action” style is on full display as we follow Dr. Atsuko Chiba and her alternate dream-persona Paprika through a series of dreams-within-dreams in an effort to hunt down a thief who has stolen a piece of technology that allows dreams to be shared. Throughout the adventure, the boundaries between reality and dream become increasingly blurred. Content warning for sexual assault.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Animation

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