Features: Music | Drama,Music,Romance

Plastic View Schedule


A catchy teen romance inspired by the music of Japanese psych rockers Exne Kedy a.k.a. Kensuke Ide With His Mothership.

Inspired by the real-life concept album “Strolling Planet ’74” – for which Japanese psych rock musician Kensuke Ide transformed into the fictitious 70s glam rock group Exne Kedy and the Poltergeists – Plastic tells the story of teenagers Jun and Ibuki’s search for the legendary rock band, 40 years after their epochal farewell concert – through love, pandemics, evolving taste, and mounting adult responsibilities.

Programmer's note: One of the most exciting undiscovered voices in independent Japanese cinema, Daisuke Miyazaki's diverse body of work presents a vision of modern Japanese youth and subculture not frequently seen in the more conservative work of his contemporaries. His latest feature Plastic is no exception; a wonderful, understated and nifty new work from one of Japan's finest underground directors, boasting killer performances from An Ogawa and Takuma Fujie, lush lo-fi cinematography, and a fantastic psych-rock soundtrack from Kensuke Ide. If you haven't dipped your toes in one of Daisuke Miyazaki's wonderful worlds, there's no better time than now!
Felix Hubble

A Q+A with director Daisuke Miyazaki will follow the screening on Tuesday 17 Oct. The screening on Thursday 19 Oct will be proceeded by an extended intro with director Daisuke Miyazaki.

This film screens as a part of the Features Competition at SXSW Sydney.

Australian Premiere


Classification Unclassified – 18+

Runtime 104 mins

Year 2023

Language Japanese

Director Daisuke Miyazaki

Executive Producer boid inc., Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences

Producer Yasuhito Higuchi, Takenori Sento

Screenwriter Daisuke Miyazaki

Cinematographer Mio Nakajima

Editor Ryoma Hirata

Production Designer China Hayashi

Music Exne Kedy

Principal Cast Kyoko Koizumi, Machiko Ono

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