Blu-ray, DVD Release: All About Lily Chou-Chou

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 7, 2019
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Film Movement Classics

Shunji Iwai’s 2001 music-filled drama All About Lily Chou-Chou looks at the problematic lives of teenager students for whom a singer’s dreamy music provides the best means to escape.

Yuichi (Hayato Ichihara) is in 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Björk-like singer whose lush and transcendent music provides the perfect escape from his brutal surroundings. Yuichi also finds solace as the moderator of an online chat room dedicated to his pop idol, but as his real life nightmare of teenage prostitution, crime and bullying grows more untenable, will Lily be enough to save him from isolation and despair?

Critically acclaimed upon its release, the Japanese drama returns as the latest edition in Film Movement’s classics line. Bonus features on the DVD and BLu-rya include a making-of featurette and a new essay by Stephen Cremin, deputy director of the New York Asian Film Festival.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.