Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Feb 2008 – 15 Feb 2008
Momoko escapes from the boredom of her humdrum hometown by swathing herself from head to toe in doll-like 'Lolita' garb. One day she meets her opposite on the fashion scale, surly biker chick Ichigo (Anna Tsuchiya, winner of a 2005 Japan Academy Prize for best newcomer). Ichigo takes a liking to Momoko's gutsy nature and the two form an unlikely alliance. A frenetically comic journey into Japan's youth subcultures, based on a graphic novel by cult manga creator Novala Takemoto.
Screening courtesy of Third Window Films.
Dir Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan 2004, 103 mins, subtitles