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Paprika Rated 15

Paprika

Dir. Satoshi Kon. Japan, 2006. 1h 27m. Japanese/English subs. Starring Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Furuya, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka, Daisuke Sakaguchi.

A research psychologist begins using revolutionary new technology to enter the dreams of her psychiatric patients in order to help them. But when the prototype is stolen, all hell breaks loose and only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika. A hallucinatory sci-fi thriller packed with kaleidoscopic visuals and mind-bending plot lines which went on to influence Christopher Nolan’s box office hit Inception.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Paprika as well as Akira (Fri 19 Nov, 21:00) and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Sat 20 Nov, 15:15) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk