Junk Head takes place in a future where humans have achieved immortality, but at the price of infertility and environmental ruin. One immortal, inside a mechanical suit, goes on a mission deep underground to retrieve reproductive material from the cavernous industrial depths. When his mission goes awry and he’s decapitated, some helpful creatures, who view him as God, place his brain into a robot body made of junk. 12 years in gestation, Takahide Hori’s eye-bogglingly detailed stop-motion sci-fi/horror passion project joins that exclusive world of truly unique, independent anime.

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.