Tokyo Telepath 2020

  • 49'
  • Japan
  • 2020

Summer 2018. Tokyo has become a giant building site in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Behind the ambitious buildings' facades, an even more far-reaching transformation is unfolding: the city is being digitised, inhabitants and all. The ‘Fusion’ programme has been embraced by the population and is well on its way to controlling their minds. A philosophical-spiritual science-fiction film about two teen girls with special gifts and their special mission.

The dreamy images by director of photography Sean Price Williams portray a city caught between the quotidian and the hypermodern, a variation on the intermediate worlds conjured up by director Maiko Endo's prior works Kuichisan (2011) and Technology (2016). The retro-futurist sound design by Nicolas Becker accompanies this dystopian vision of today in which digital total surveillance is silently becoming omnipresent.

Director
Maiko Endo
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
49'
Medium
DCP
Language
Japanese
Producer
Maiko Endo
Production Company
A Fool
Sales
A Fool
Screenplay
Maiko Endo
Cinematography
Sean Price Williams
Editor
Maiko Endo
Sound Design
Nicolas Becker
Music
Hattori Takashi
Cast
Natsuko, Luka, Matsumura Tomoya, Ema Yuasa, Niwa Kaito, Crystal Performer Masaki, Father