Petit ami parfait

  • 88'
  • France
  • 2022

Several men play a computer game, in which the lovely virtual teen Rinko inevitably wraps players around her finger. During the weekend, they stroll around the Japanese port city of Atami with their devices, communicating and flirting with Rinko. A couple of teenage lovers also visit Atami, after which the girl discovers her boyfriend falling for the virtual Rinko.

The two filmmakers (long-term collaborators) explore the boundaries between fact and fiction, both substantively and structurally. They have mixed documentary and drama, exploring the dividing lines between real-life and digital identities, virtual and real-world communities, as well as digital developments. Their modern humans feel lonely despite their intense virtual contact. In the meantime, an elderly couple shows what it means to maintain an enduring relationship with a real human being, with shortcomings, heart-warming character traits, and a beating heart.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Directors
Kaori Kinoshita, Alain Della Negra
Country of production
France
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
88'
Medium
DCP
International title
Perfect Boyfriend
Language
Japanese
Producer
Emmanuel Chaumet
Production Company
Ecce Films
Sales
Ecce Films
Screenplay
Alain Della Negra, Kaori Kinoshita, Antoine Thirion
Cinematography
Kitagawa Yoshio
Editor
Akimoto Minori, Jeanne Sarfati
Sound Design
Mikael Barre