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2:56 pm - 09/08/2012

Sawajiri Erika’s “Helter Skelter” to be shown at the London Film Festival

Following record box-office earnings of 2 billion yen (around $25.3 million USD), Helter Skelter is making another breakthrough as it will be showing at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Director Ninagawa Mika will be in London for the October 12th showing. She will give her greetings before the movie, and will also appear for a teach-in after the showing.

Spearheading the London Film Festival is film critic and programmer Tony Rayns. Rayns was responsible for introducing directors like Kitano Takeshi and Wong Kar Wai to the international audience. Attention will be on director Ninagawa as she makes her appearance on the international stage.

Helter Skelter is showing as a special invited piece from Rayns, under the “DARE pathway” category. This category is a new one started by festival director Clare Stewart for films that’s “in-your-face, up-front and arresting, and will take audiences out of their comfort zone.

Rayns expressed his praise for the film, “The second feature by Mika Ninagawa (daughter of the celebrated theatre director Yukio Ninagawa) lives up to its name. It’s a big, splashy thrill-ride, kinda reminiscent of vintage Ken Russell, which tears into the supermodel/teen-idol industries that make the world of Japanese pop culture go round.

He also remarked that Sawajiri Erika is “Japan’s Kate Moss”. Part of his introduction to the film reads,”Her outer beauty masks the tantrums of a self-hating queen bitch – and the work of a ‘beautician’ whose clinic is under police investigation for its criminal techniques.”

The film is a big hit in Taiwan and will be showing in Hongkong (9/20), Korea and other countries. It seems that Helter Skelter will be continuing to make waves in the film industry.

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Source: Cinema Today and 56th BFI website

Images:Cinema Today via tokyohive

love_keiko 8th-Sep-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
REALLY want to see this movie!
ohprecioustime 8th-Sep-2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
wonder if is good, ngl after watching the trailers it kinda looked like a mess
but a very pretty one still wanna see it
memorian 9th-Sep-2012 07:31 am (UTC)
The main characters life IS a mess, lol literally (you should read the manga, it's good). The trailer kind of fit it perfectly.
piratecat 9th-Sep-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Awesome! The BFI Southbank is only about 15 mins from my house, so I'll definitely go to this showing!

Thank you for the post, OP!
4miu_miu 9th-Sep-2012 12:24 am (UTC)

you're welcome..hope you'll enjoy the movie.
stole_away 9th-Sep-2012 01:43 am (UTC)
I hope Singapore screens this movie, I really want to watch this :(
avex_girl 9th-Sep-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Gaaah American subtitled release please! Anything! This movie just sounds better and better..
hyuuchiha_miki 9th-Sep-2012 06:54 am (UTC)
I hope they'll screen this internationally! Everyone needs to watch this :B
pattymcpat 9th-Sep-2012 08:34 am (UTC)
Glad to hear this, the movie was excellent!
sekainostar 9th-Sep-2012 09:16 am (UTC)
I really want to see this movie! ;w;
polyritsimu 9th-Sep-2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
I squealed when I saw this in the BFI brochure lol, ngl. Can't wait to see this!
chimerari 9th-Sep-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
definitely going to get my ticket, just wondering if I cld drag my friend along
dreamsintokyo 9th-Sep-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I really want to watch this movie. D:
kat_desu 10th-Sep-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I want to see this. (T-T)
kodochalover 17th-Sep-2012 07:10 am (UTC)
I wanna watch this movie x.x
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