This Friday, a new anime film from Ghost in the Shell director Oshii
Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) is a master of contemporary Japanese animé who creates in his newest film a haunting tale of the clash between duty and desire. In the not-so-distant future, the nations of the world have channeled their war-like tendencies into a constant battle between fighter pilots known as Kildren, who are destined to live in a state of perpetual youth—unless, of course, they are shot down. When one of them, Yuichi, is assigned to a new base, he is sure that he’s seen the base’s beautiful commander, Suito, somewhere before. His search for the link leads him into his past, which seems more mysterious the more he remembers.
See Sky Crawlers in its New York premiere (there’s Oscar buzz on this one) this Friday at the Walter Reade Theater at 7PM: Buy Tickets