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We Are Little Zombies Unclassified 18+

Language: Japanese with English subtitles

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Reality ain’t worth crying about for four teens numbed by tragedy who decide to form a technicolour pop-electronica band in this riotous yet emotionally trenchant feature debut from the award-winning Makoto Nagahisa.

After becoming the first Japanese director to win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for And So We Put the Goldfish in the Pool., Nagahisa has poured his lurid, ultra-paced and video-game-inspired aesthetic into a wild ride of loss that questions how people are expected to experience life-changing emotion. 

Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi and Takemura meet at a crematorium. All four of them have recently lost their parents, yet are united in their inability to grieve. Finding their costumes in the garbage, they create a band that catapults them to instant fame. Employing dizzying camerawork and many a zany cinematic trick (don’t get fooled by any of the fake-out endings), We Are Little Zombies is an energetic sensory overload for anyone bored by mainstream teen flicks.

“A rainbow-colored scream into the abyss, Nagahisa’s story of a quartet of orphaned tweens who start a chiptune rock band is as rigorous in its exploration of grief as it is stylistically exuberant.” – Vulture


In a treat for MIFF audiences, we’ve partnered with Supernormal to bring you an exclusive food-and-film experience on Tuesday 6 August. For just $150, you’ll enjoy a bespoke five-course banquet menu (with drinks) designed by Supernormal, taking inspiration from the film – which will screen following the meal. Price includes the meal and the film screening.

The dinner begins at 6pm. The film is at 9pm. To book, select Tuesday 6 August below and then choose Dinner@Supernormal and Film.

Film-only tickets are also available for the 6 August screening at standard ticket prices. 

Tickets

2291
Tue 06 Aug 9:00 pm [2291]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
8611
Mon 12 Aug 9:00 pm [8611]
Hoyts 10 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Keita Ninomiya, Mondo Okumura, Satoshi Mizuno, Sena Nakajima
Director
Makoto Nagahisa
Producer
Shinichi Takahashi
Screenwriter
Makoto Nagahisa
Cinematographer
Hiroaki Takeda
Composer
Katsuya Yamada
Editor
Maho Inamoto
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Nikkatsu Corporation

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