A unique chance to see one of Mamoru Oshii’s most interesting films on the big screen.
Ash is one of the best players of the game Avalon, a VR game where the players participate either alone or in teams while fighting through the various levels gathering experience points. Hidden deep within the game there is a secret level where the virtual world feels more real than our real world. If you die in this part of the game you will end up brain dead in real life, but if you were to survive you unlock the legendary «Class Real».
Mamoru Oshii is best known for anime classics such as Ghost in the Shell. In Avalon he brings along the themes found in his animated features and has made a curiosity worth experiencing, building on the «cyberpunk» aesthetics in a live action film, recorded in Poland with Polish actors in all roles. This is a unique opportunity to see Mamoru Oshii’s ambitious project on the big screen!
20. NOV – Intro, Jasper Sharp
The screening of AVALON at 15.15 in Vega 2 is introduced by cyberpunk expert Jasper Sharp
Mamoru Oshii (f. 1951) is a Japanese filmmaker who has made several critically acclaimed anime films, including Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993), and Ghost in the Shell (1995) which was an important reference for the Wachowski’s when they made The Matrix (1999). Oshii was himself inspired by European filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovskij.
This film is part of
Original title Avalon
Country Japan, Polen
Director Oshii Mamoru
Screenplay Kazunori Itō
Cinematography Grzegorz Kędzierski
Producer Atsushi Kubo
Cast Małgorzata Foremniak, Dariusz Biskupski
Production Company Deiz, Bandai Visual, Media Factory, Dentsu, Nippon Herald Films
Runtime 1h 46m
Genre Science Fiction
Age limit 15