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Jellyfish Eyes: A Takashi Murakami Film

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PRODUCT: Jellyfish Eyes: A Takashi Murakami Film
MATERIALS: DVD
DESIGNER: Takashi Murakami
The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction. After moving to a country town with his mother following his father’s death, a young boy befriends a charming, flying, jellyfish-like sprite—only to discover that his schoolmates have similar friends, and that neither they nor the town itself are what they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s modest-budgeted special effects extravaganza boasts unforgettable creature designs and carries a message of cooperation and hope for all ages.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED CRITERION COLLECTION EDITION:
New high-definition digital master
New interview with director Takashi Murakami
Making F.R.I.E.N.D.s, a new piece on the creation of the film’s creatures
Takashi Murakami: The Art of Film, a new behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the film
Trailer for Jellyfish Eyes 2
PLUS: An essay by critic Glen Helfand
New cover by Goto Design

DVD, Criterion Collection, Japan, 2013, 101 minutes, color, Japanese with English subtitles, 1.78:1.
All proceeds from the MCA Store support the exhibitions and programs of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.