Angel's Egg

Part of the Saturday Night Anime Series

Saturday, March 25 · view days & times
Price: $10 | $8 ages 25 and under & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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*Ages 25 and under & senior discounts apply at the box office only.

1985 | NR | 1 hr 11 min

Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
Starring: Mako Hyôdô, Jinpachi Nezu, Keiichi Noda

From acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii, (Ghost in the Shell, Avalon, The Sky Crawlers), Angel’s Egg is an incredibly unique, atmospheric, and boundary pushing film. It is set in a barren dystopian landscape, inundated with a sense of dread and decay. The film follows only two characters: a young girl carrying a large egg, and a man whose curiosity about the egg grows as they wander around the dark landscape. The narrative and dialogue are sparse: with the focus being on an uneasy atmosphere, stunning abstract imagery, and moody gorgeous art design.

Angel’s Egg is also grounded in Oshii’s real-life experiences. He attempted to inject all his sorrow, desperation, and desolation into the film from his own existential crisis after losing his faith. The film is a co-production with another legend as well, visual artist Yoshitaka Amano (Vampire Hunter D, Final Fantasy, Sandman: The Dream Hunters).

In Japanese with English subtitles

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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