Previously at the ICA - Films

Still: Irma Vep

Akira + Irma Vep

14 Dec 2008

Furious, stylish and awesome in scale, Ôtomo's adaptation of his comic epic provides a ride through 2019 post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Gangs of teenage cyberpunk bikers roam the half-devastated city, guerrilla bands clash in bloody battles with the police. Screening with Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas's tale of a Hong Kong action diva slipping into the shiny catsuit of French silent star Musidora.

Dir Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Japan 1988, 125 mins, subtitles, Cert 15 / Dir Olivier Assayas, France 1996, 95min, subtitles, Cert 15

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