A standout characteristic, of course, is the way in which Takenouchi spins this intergalactic story (and comment on the music industry) without any dialogue. It works perfectly, and never lags in its ability to hold an audience with its great sound and dazzling colour.
As a result of its wonderful innocence and sheer exuberance, Interstella 5555 is accessible to all audiences, from young children to even the most hardened souls.
For animation lovers it leaps off the screen, while for music lovers it’s wall-to-wall Daft Punk. It’s almost impossible to resist the hit parade on show in this film from the classic 'One More Time' to the equally excellent 'Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster'.
Because of its fantastic colour and hi-fidelity, this is a film that demands to be seen on the big screen in glorious 35mm. And while you’ve got your Daft Punk boogie shoes on, experience the genius duo's Electroma, also playing in July.
Interstella 5555 is a bona-fide cult, animation and music classic – an unquestionable contemporary must-see for all ages.
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
4 Jul - 9 Jul
Based on Daft Punk’s fantastic 2001 album, Discovery, Kazuhisa Takenouchi's one-of-a-kind anime-styled action-adventure animation follows an extra-terrestrial rock band that falls victim to an unscrupulous manager. That’s as simple as the story gets.
Without a word of dialogue, the film pops along with one great song after another and, like the recording, stands up to repeated viewings.