Wednesday, 18 February 2009
TOKYO!: Transformation, Anarchy, Rebirth
TOKYO!, three visionary directors (Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho) come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as its shaped by the disparate people who live, work inside an enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis — the enchanting and inimitable Tokyo.
In the tradition of such films as NEW YORK STORIES, NIGHT ON EARTH, PARIS JE TAIME and its forthcoming sequel NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, TOKYO! addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us — while in the process, revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.