Narrative linearity is of secondary concern to Iwai. This film is a canvas, and its exposition is a marvel. Like 'Upstream Color', just go with it - mood trumps structure, and the aesthetic is astonishing. 'All About Lily Chou-Chou' is less of a story and more of an experience. If are you going to deconstruct semantically, it's an amiable analysis of naive pop fanbases and the romanticist, illusory world they create.