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You'll also be introduced to films (rated out of 5 stars), festivals, artists of all kinds, getaways and restaurants. Some amusing bio anecdotes may pop up.
I won’t be cluttering my pages with announcements of concerts and info you can easily grab from the Internet.
So join me on the ride into the rugged and the remarkably luxurious.
We all need to discover open borders both in the world and in ourselves.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
TOKYO IDOLS (Directed by Kyoko Miyake) ***
In Japan, young girls become pop singers
who live for pleasing their fans – men of all ages. In fact, most of these old
guys idolize these girls - 10,000 young females that devote themselves to
becoming an “idol”. They’ll sign their autographs in a line-up post concert for
In fact, they will do just about anything above board and strict
rules to keep their fan base – including Rio.
She’s 19 years old and travels on a bike to build her fans that live far away
from her town. In fact, Rio spends most of her
time using her webcam to delight her audience. But Rio
is losing her looks or so she thinks and wants to join the ranks of true
artists. Far beyond entertainment, this documentary offers a disturbing look
into old men, young girls and the fantasy both have. An otaku is the world for
a man whose whole life is wrapped up in these concerts given by the idols. It’s
sad but very human. Pedophiles come to mind. It’s a UK-Quebec co production
that garnered “Official selection at this year’s Sundance Festival. See it if
you want to witness an aspect of Japan that worships young girl
I waslucky enough to see
the film which will be aired at Fantasia July 26th at 7:30 pm.
Consult the program or via the website: