DIRECTED BY: Satoshi Kon
STARRING: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji
Year: 1997 | Length: 90 mins | Country: Japan | Certification: (18) | Format: Digital
Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called Double Blind. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts the role despite reservations from her manager. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called 'Mima's Room' written by a fake Mima begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead and all the evidence pointing to her, Mima is thrown into a state of confusion, madness and paranoia.
Directed by the late Satoshi Kon and critically acclaimed as one of the finest examples of an animated thriller, Perfect Blue will leave you shocked and more than a little spooked. It comes as part of the season of Screen Anime - a selection of the best and brightest Japanese animated releases on UK cinema screens.