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by Kyoko Miyake


This exploration of Japan’s fascination with girl bands and their music follows an aspiring pop singer and her fans, delving into the cultural obsession with young female sexuality and the growing disconnect between men and women in hypermodern societies.

international title: Tokyo Idols
original title: Tokyo Idols
country: United Kingdom, Japan, Canada
sales agent: Cat&Docs
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Kyoko Miyake
film run: 88'
screenplay: Kyoko Miyake
cinematography by: Van Royko
film editing: Anna Price
music: David Drury
producer: Kyoko Miyake, Felix Matschke, Bob Moore
production: Brakeless, EyeSteelFilm
backing: Rogers Documentary Fund, Rogers Cable Network Fund, Sodec Québec, Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, WDR, ARTE, Super Channel, BBC, IKON Docs, SVT, NRK, DR, Creative Europe-MEDIA Programme, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

main awards/selection

Sundance 2017World Cinema Documentary Competition

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