Thursday Animation Film Screening (17.09.09) - Mind Game (2004)
Please make a note: The animation screening here onwards will be on Thursdays, and at 9:00PM
Thursday Animation Screening
Venue: IDC Auditorium
Film: Mind Game (2004) Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Description: This award-winning film is a journey of self-discovery based on Japan's cult underground comic "Mind Game" by Robin Nishi. The story follows Nishi himself through the life experiences that directly inspired the semi-autobiographical "Mind Game" comic. As a college-age loser addicted to porn and aspiring to write seedy adult comics, Nishi aspires to overcome his addiction to perversion in a tale that is lighthearted yet painful and touching. What starts off as an innocent meeting between old friends quickly turns into a psychedelic extravaganza, filled with violence, sex, love, redemption, and the infinite possibilities of the human mind. Director Masaaki Yuasa rejoices in experimental animation techniques, filling the screen with virtuoso wackiness, mixing in rough lines and storyboards, then inserting photographic touches. (source: IMDB.com)
Note: This film contains some adult themes, foul language and nudity. Please keep that in mind when coming.