The Sky Crawlers
April 23, 2010
From Mamoru Oshii, the visionary director of ‘Ghost In The Shell' and ‘Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence', comes the full-length animated feature The Sky Crawlers, based on the first of acclaimed author Mori Hiroshi's five-part series of bestselling novels set in an alternative historical period and chronicling the lives of a group of young aerial fighter pilots involved in a seemingly never-ending war. The winner of numerous international film awards, including the Future Film Festival Digital Award at the 2008 Venice Film Festival, the Jose Luis Guarner Critics' Award for Best Film at the 2008 Sitges International Film Festival and the Best Animation Film Award at Tokyo's Mainichi Film Concours in 2009, The Sky Crawlers takes the groundbreaking techniques of combining traditional 2D and CGI animation developed for Oshii's earlier features and applies them to a dramatic tale of innocence lost set against a backdrop of spectacular aerial warfare.
Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shosuke Tanihara, Bryce Hitchcock