A film by Philippe McKie:
Debut Canadian filmmaker Philippe McKie left film school in Montreal and followed a lifelong dream by moving to Tokyo. After a decade of immersing himself in the subcultures of the city, DREAMS ON FIRE is a kinetic love-letter to his spiritual home.
Starring Bambi Naka:
Bambi Naka was launched to fame as part of dance duo AyaBambi, alongside her then romantic partner Aya Sato, when a video of their unique style went viral - and Madonna invited them to be her lead dancers on a two-year world tour (here). This is Bambi's first lead role as an actor.
WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT
Saturday 6th March
Glasgow Film Festival
Dreams On Fire is available nationwide as part of the digital festival
Dreams On Fire is also playing in the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
Yume has always dreamed of being a dancer. Opposed by her family, she runs away to Tokyo. Witnessing the talent of her countless peers, she is quickly confronted by the reality of how difficult it will be to achieve success. Penniless but undefeated, she works as a hostess in Tokyo's red-light district to sustain herself. All the while, she studies and integrates herself into the dance community. Throughout her journey, her dance skills and confidence improve, as she overcomes countless challenges and forges strong friendships.