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Mamoru Oshii: The Sky Crawlers



The latest film from anime visionary Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell; Avalon) is set in a future world where perpetual adolescents known as Kildren fight virtual airborne wargames to provide an entertaining alternative to real-life conflict. Although the Kildren have evolved without memories or emotions, one flyboy begins to experience the tug of a life beyond the cockpit. Amazing animation that possesses a genuine feeling of texture and weight brings a gravity to this moral tale, making it one of Oshii’s most affecting works to date. More…

Tickets: £8, concs £6, ICA Members £6
Where: Cinema, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - from 8.30pm

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"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
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