Doc Lounge Lund

Tokyo Idols

Kyoko Miyake, 88 min, UK, CanadaJapan, 2017

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Tokyo Idols

Season premiere!

FINALLY! It’s time for the season premiere of Doc Lounge Lund and we’re soooo ready to meet you again (or for the first time)! We’re screening Tokyo Idols on our premiere. An absolutely intriguing film by Kyoto Miyake about young girls called ”idols” in Japan. Bring your friends!

Following an aspiring pop singer and her fans, Tokyo Idols explores a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality, and the growing disconnect between men and women in hyper-modern societies.

"a fascinating must-see documentary” - Slash film                

“IDOLS” has fast become a phenomenon in Japan, girl bands and pop music pierce into the Japanese lifestyle. This ever growing phenom is told through Rio, a classic "Tokyo Idol" who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her “brothers”: a group of adult middle aged male super fans (ages 35 - 50) who devote their lives to following her—in the virtual world and in real life.                        

With her provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, filmmaker Kyoko Miyake confronts the nature of gender power dynamics at work. As the female idols become younger and younger, Miyake offers a critique on the veil of internet fame and the new terms of engagement that are now playing out IRL around the globe.

Director: Kyoko Miyake
Country: UK, Canada, Japan
Year: 2017
Time: 88 minutes
Language: Japanese, English subtitles
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Doc Lounge Lund is the best documentary film club in town! Every other Tuesday we screen new, powerful, funny, poignant, terrifying, enlightening, tickling and relevant world class films at Mejeriet in Lund. Premieres, previews and exclusive talks alongside live music, delicious soups and a chill bar scene makes Tuesdays the best movie night of the week!