Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cinema Typhoon

On Mondays in October and November at Goldmsiths in New Cross, Alternative Studies for Asias presents Cinema Typhoon, featuring films from different regions in Asia with music as a theme.

Tomorrow night (Monday 19th), they are showing All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001), written and directed by Shunji Iwai:

'This film portrays juvenile problems (bullying, shoplifting, rape, etc.) in Japanese society by describing the real/virtual ambiguous relationships between a particular group of youths. While struggling socially, they turn to the music of the singer Lily Chou-Chou, and unwittingly connect with one another virtually on an Internet fan site. The original story for the film was based on an experimental site managed by Shunji Iwai to produce a participatory novel. In addition, the music of Lily Chou-Chou originally made for the film (performed by Japanese singer, Salyu) became popular among the fans of the film and Salyu. The film incorporates the real and the virtual on multiple levels while obscuring the borders of our real life and virtual worlds'.

Next week (October 26), it's Sleepwalking Through The Mekong (2007), a documentary about the Cambodian music scene.

Details of future films here. All films start at 6pm in the Small Cinema of the Richard Hoggart Building (that's the modern building with the curly sculpture on top), admission is free and all are welcome.

1 comment:

eleanargh said...

Richard Hoggart is the main building, the big old red brick one - the squiggly one is Ben Pimlott. After six years of study and work here I still occasionally confuse all the boring building names we have.