Japan 2006, 90 min, Dir: Satoshi Kon
Japanese with subtitles
35mm print – courtesy of TIFF Film Reference Library
Sponsored by KIAS
Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done.
Screening in partnership with the class Anime: Process, History, and Aesthetics instructed by Dr. William Carroll at the University of Alberta.