Friday, October 20, 2006

All About Lily Chou-Chou

All About Lily Chou-Chou. "...This opus by the writer and director Shunji Iwai is an epic about junior high alienation and the wanton cruelty of early teenagers: "I Vitelloni," Fellini's realist masterpiece about alienated youth, with an even more self-absorbed and dangerous crowd. Their misbehavior is all the more awful because it doesn't stem from rage or volatility; these kids are just caught up in the hormonal surges that often lead to casual brutality. The movie follows several roving bands of boys and girls as they intermingle, often physically and in emotionally violent ways, and it chronicles the resultant power plays. The mounting insensitivity leads to a climax that's an adolescent version of a Hitchcock crime scene." — Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times. Also... Yen Town Report - produced by Shunji Iwai.


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