Hot Docs Preview: Tokyo Idols [Kyoko Miyake]

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Tokyo Idols is an absolutely fascinating documentary about “idols”, a Japanese music phenomena mostly consisting of young girls dressed up in costumes and performing J-pop songs. Following both the Idols and their fans, the documentary presents the story of idol obsession from both sides, and how closely the two are intertwined.

There are some wow moments in this documentary and it sheds light on subculture in a culture that for the most part, is mostly closed off to worlds like ours. It’s a riveting piece and will spark all types of conversations among those who watch it.

Highly recommended

Screenings:
Mon, May 1, 9:15 PM @ Scotiabank, Cinema 4
Wed, May 3, 10:30 AM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Sun, May 7, 10:00 AM @TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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