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Directed by Satoshi Kon

Japan 2006 90 mins. In 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.

Genres: Animation

Appears in: 2018 on Celluloid