Japan, 2017, 92 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, Rated PG-13, GKIDS
"It is romantic and hallucinogenic, with an edge of softcore erotic sleaze." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"...somewhere between Inside Out, Lord of the Rings, and M.C. Escher's Relativity. A film as weird and indulgent and magical as Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is too damn wonderful not to experience." – Juan Barquin, Miami New Times
Masaaki Yuasa caps a banner year in his career – which saw the release of Lu Over the Wall and Devilman Crybaby alongside a re-release of the ambitiously insane Mind Game – with The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. It’s the kind of story only possible by one of anime’s strangest and most gifted artists.
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