JAPOP! (Japan+Pop=Japop) is a 4-volume documentary exploring culture and sub-culture in contemporary Japan, examining 4 key themes: ROBOTISM: the all-Japanese passion for robots, from fictional (manga, anime) to real ones. COSPLAY: the realm of role-play, from real cosplayers to ganguros via crossplay. DEMOLITION: destroying to rebuild like Godzilla, but also destroying to break new ground, like Tetsuo or noise music. LOVE: sex, love and perversion, i.e. hentai, from comics to real life.
Special mention at Pesaro Film Festival.
©Massimo Di Felice → Super8 footage available for sale
CONCEPT / FILMMAKING
Massimo Di Felice
Adriano Mestichella / Massimo Di Felice
CONSULTANT/ CASTING / INTERPRETER
Cécile Glevarec per Elettrosofia srl
JIMMY Italy / JIMMY France 2000 (4x30')
XXXVII Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema - Pesaro Film Festival