Keswick Film Club - Sky Crawlers

Saturday 27th February 4:30 PM

Sky Crawlers (Sukai Kurora)

Director: Mamoru Oshii Country: Japan
Cert: TBC Year: 2008 Length: 122 mins
Sky Crawlers

Audience Reaction

Score: 46.67% Attendance: 25


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


The series of novels by Hiroshi Mori about the Kildren fighter-pilots in an alternative reality was deliberately published in the Noughties in non-chronological order. The complexity of ideas this implies is honoured in Oshii's ravishing anime adaptation. The Kildren fight wars for private companies as adult entertainment in a counter-universe that skilfully mixes retro and futuristic ideas. 'Oshii commented that the societies of highly developed economies have fostered a certain state of arrested development [in] young people...This sense of stasis, cultural amnesia, and immediacy also pervades the consciousness of the genetically engineered, perennially adolescent Kildren fighter pilots...the film is a brooding and densely philosophical exposition into the nature of love, war, memory, aging, and identity.' (Acquarello, Strictly film school)

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