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JAPAN CUTS: THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL M18
Director: Masaaki YuasaDuration: 93 minsLanguage: Japanese with English Subtitles

Combining the otherworldly flair of PAPRIKA with the eccentric whimsy of SPIRITED AWAY, Masaaki Yuasa's latest epic is a delightful, boozey crawl through the resplendent streets of old and new Kyoto through the eyes - and liver - of a feisty, spirited girl.

A group of teens gun for a solid night out in town- and a sophomore known only as "The Girl with Black Hair" experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife while searching for the holy grail of all booze known to humanity as the 'Imitation Denki Bran'. Chugging through a series of video game-like challenges that include alcohol-sparring with mythical icons, Bohemian Rhapsody-level propositions and recovering erotic woodblock prints, our heroine has to power through to face the biggest final boss of all - love!

Wondrously kaleidoscopic and feverishly dreamlike, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL is easily one of the best animation films we've seen on the big screen, and certainly on its way to undisputed cult status.