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All About Lily Chou-Chou
All About Lily Chou-Chou
1,405 Ratings


Yuichi is in 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Bjork-like chanteuse whose music is lush and transcendent. Yuichi only lives for Lily Chou-Chou’s big Tokyo concert, where lies and violence can be washed away by the presence of his goddess. But fate has yet another obstacle in store for him.

Our take

An ethereal, pop-powered glide into the angst-ridden arteries of the chat room era, Shunji Iwai’s lo-fi masterpiece is a plaintive ode to fandom and friendship. Through a delicate digital tapestry of music and image, this exquisite time-capsule conjures the anxious, blinkered dawn of our online age.