Paprika Screening at Derby’s Quad Cinema

Satori Screen is Derby’s QUAD Cinema monthly night of East Asian cinema and on Friday, October 23rd, the film Paprika will be shown at 20:45.

Synopsis from Satori Screen:

In this spectacular anime a group of scientists invent a device that allows therapists to enter their client’s dreams. When a “dream terrorist” steals it, all hell breaks loose and it is up to Atsuko, codenamed “Paprika”, to retrieve it. Paprika is a visual phantasmagoria from highly acclaimed director Kon (Perfect Blue) and was a key influence on Christopher Nolan’s Inception. 

Paprika was the last feature film completed by director Satoshi Kon, the man behind Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, and Millennium Actress. Upon its release it won awards and impressed many critics and, as pointed out on the Satori Screen webpage, it inspired Christopher Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi film Inception. It features a soundtrack by Susumu Hirasawa (Berserk).


I'm a long-time anime and Japanese film and culture fan who has lived in the country and is studying Japanese in an effort to become fluent. I write about films, anime, and work on various things.

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