It’s Doc Lounge festival weekend again, and this time their line-up takes in “meet’n’greets, blind dates, Japanese bondage, celebrity hysteria and social experiments”. on Friday the main film is Tokyo Idols, Kyoko Miyake’s documentary that follows Rio, a Japanese ‘idol’, and explores the obsession of her “brothers”, middle-aged male fans who follow her everywhere, online and IRL. This viewpoint allows the film to look into to the warped relationships of a hyper-modern society, as well the machinations of the Japanese entertainment industry.
On Saturday the film is Samira Elagoz’s Craigslist Allstars, where performance artist Elagoz deep-dives into Craiglist for encounters with strangers, and documents the people she encounters.
In addition to the mains films, there will also be a showing of the Japanese-German-Austrian art film Lovely Andrea, and a performance of Japanese artistic rope bondage by Mary_deChain. Trädgården opens at 17:00 both days and the films start at 20:30.