19.12.23, 20:30, Paprika (2006)

In a futuristic world, a revolutionary device, the DC Mini, allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams. Dr Atsuko Chiba, under her alter ego Paprika, uses this technology to delve into her patients' subconscious, offering a unique form of therapy. But when the DC Mini is stolen, disorienting chaos ensues in the colourful layers of time and space. Dream detective Paprika must navigate through a surreal and ever-changing dreamscape to recover the stolen device, while facing the nightmarish consequences of a dark imagination.

Satoshi Kon, the visionary Japanese filmmaker, left an indelible impression with his last full-length feature Paprika. This animated masterpiece showcases Kon's signature way of storytelling, blurring the lines between dream and reality. With a background as a manga artist, Kon seamlessly combined intricate plotlines with stunning visuals in his surreal scenes in Paprika. An idiosyncratic exploration of identity, technology and the human psyche.

This film will be introduced by media scholar Anke Lion.

Satoshi Kon, Japan, 90'
Japanese spoken, English subtitles
i.c.w. Film-Plateau
Campus Bijloke
Godshuizenlaan 4
9000 Gent