wednesdaydreams:

Favorite Coming of Age/High School Films:  All About Lily Chou-Chou/リリイ・シュシュのすべて/Rirī Shushu no Subete (2001) 

Directed by: Shunji Iwai | Starring: Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Ishinari

All About Lily Chou-Chou follows a group of teenagers attempting to grow up amidst Japan’s pervasive cyber culture and negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death. They seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence.  
The film follows a non-linear structure and is a moody, melancholic and disturbingly real portrayal of youth in Japan. The music of fictional singer Lily Chou-Chou sets the mood for the film, which is a mix and sampling of music from classical music, particularly Claude Debussy, and modern electronic music.

wednesdaydreams:

Favorite Coming of Age/High School Films:  All About Lily Chou-Chou/リリイ・シュシュのすべて/Rirī Shushu no Subete (2001) 

Directed by: Shunji Iwai | Starring: Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Ishinari

All About Lily Chou-Chou follows a group of teenagers attempting to grow up amidst Japan’s pervasive cyber culture and negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death. They seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence.  

The film follows a non-linear structure and is a moody, melancholic and disturbingly real portrayal of youth in Japan. The music of fictional singer Lily Chou-Chou sets the mood for the film, which is a mix and sampling of music from classical music, particularly Claude Debussy, and modern electronic music.

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like a melody
just like a simple sound like in harmony

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sky
just fly so far away to another place

To be away from all, to be one of everything

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the wind
just flowing in the air through an open space

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sky
just fly so far away to another place

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sea
just swaying in the water so to be at ease

To be away from all, to be one, of everything

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like a melody
just like a simple sound like in harmony

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