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Junk Head (15)

Manipulate Festival

Sat 10 Feb 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre
Age Group: 15+
Strong violence, bloody scenes. Rated 15 by the BBFC. Unreserved seated event. For access information please contact the venue directly.

This screening is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Junk Head is an expansive stop-motion sci-fi action thriller, meticulously styled and set in a dark and perilous universe that harbours surprises around every corner.

In the distant future, mankind has lost its ability to procreate, a human-created species has revolted and developed a separate society underground. When a virus wreaks havoc on the surface, an expedition is launched to study how this newly developed species procreate, in an ultimate but desperate attempt to save humankind. The human delegate immediately finds himself in a pickle and as he travels deeper and deeper underground, his chances to complete his mission diminish with every step taken. Instead, his journey becomes an ultimate struggle for survival.

Over seven years in the making, Junk Head is the work of one obsessively dedicated man, Takahide Hori, who has singularly created the sets, puppets, sound, music and special effects and then animated everything to bring this masterpiece to the big screen.

Thanks to support of Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery and Screen Scotland.

Planning to see multiple film screenings as part of Manipulate Festival? Take advantage of our Manipulate festival film discount and pay only £35 for all 5 events when you book them together at Summerhall. (Applies to Full Price tickets; all tickets must be booked in the same transaction for offer to apply. Discount will automatically apply when Full Price tickets to the 5 events are all added to the basket).

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