New York Times Critics' Pick
90 mins.
Directed by Satoshi Kon
Japanese with subtitles
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Fri, 4/7

Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a dream warrior named PAPRIKA by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure, it will take the skills of both women to save the world...

In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the “DC Mini” it is able to act as a “dream detective” to enter into people’s dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts.

Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the devise could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer’s personality while they are asleep.

Dr. Chiba enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name “Paprika,” in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

“In PAPRIKA, a gorgeous riot of future-shock ideas and brightly animated imagery, the doors of perception never close. A mind-twisting, eye-tickling wonder.” Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!