Young Programmers Festival 2024: Paprika 15

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 17 February 2024

Having heavily inspired Nolan’s Inception both aesthetically and in terms of narrative, Satoshi Kon’s Paprika follows the conflict inflicted by a dream terrorist, who steals a device that allows others to share dreams for therapeutic purposes.

Spurred into action, Dr Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist in her reality and inhabits the persona of Paprika in the dream world in order to save the psyche of humanity as the two worlds begin to merge together.

Part of our Young Programmer film season - Fake Realities

The Fake Reality double-bill of Inception and Paprika invites audiences to contemplate the role of dreams within our own reality. Dreams may be complex, but they serve as reflections to the foundational psyche of our common humanity.

Please note - there will be no trailers before this film! Instead there will be an introduction by our Young Programmers, so do please arrive on time.

Before this film, our young people will be screening a short film:

  • Will of the Handbags by the Beacon Films BFI Film Academy in Newcastle
Satoshi Kon
1 hour 27 minutes
Japanese with English subtitles
Koichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara, Toro Furuya


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