Episode 109: Satoshi Kon’s “Paprika”
In 2006, Satoshi Kon released his last film. Sadly, 4 years later in 2010, Satoshi Kon died of cancer. His last film, “Paprika,” was received with a high critical response and was praised for its dazzling and imaginative visuals. But as cutting edge anime in the east, it struggled to gain that kind of appeal to western audience who didn’t see the film as groundbreaking. “Paprika” plays more like a dream rather than a film but still as inspiring and influential over the last 6 years since its release.
What does Satoshi Kon’s last film inform an audience to the filmmaker himself? What influence did “Paprika” have on Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film, “Inception?” And how does Satoshi Kon relate dreams to cinema?
Satoshi Kon’s “Paprika” is the subject of episode 109 of the AuteurCast…