One of the earliest films from Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Angel’s Egg has an almost mythical status - a mysterious and mystical anime that audiences rarely get the opportunity to see. A version with English subtitles was created for LIFF 2009 and we are delighted to bring back Angel’s Egg as part of our expanded Planet Japan celebration for 2021. Set in a vast abandoned city, Angel’s Egg follows the journey of a girl guarding a giant egg and her soldier companion who tells biblical-like tales.

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.