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Yuichi is in 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Bjork-like chanteuse whose music is lush and transcendent. Yuichi only lives for Lily Chou-Chou’s big Tokyo concert, where lies and violence can be washed away by the presence of his goddess. But fate has yet another obstacle in store for him.
An ethereal, pop-powered glide into the angst-ridden arteries of the chat room era, Shunji Iwai’s lo-fi masterpiece is a plaintive ode to fandom and friendship. Through a delicate digital tapestry of music and image, this exquisite time-capsule conjures the anxious, blinkered dawn of our online age.