Saturday, December 11, 2010
All to the Sea - Akane Yamada (2010)
Akane Yamada directs the screen adaptation of her own novel, "All to the Sea". Eriko Sato stars as Natsuki, a bookstore clerk who gets wrapped up in the lives of a dysfunctional family after apprehending the mother shoplifting. Natsuki soon begins to fall for the only sane member of the family, the serious-minded 17-year-old son Mitsuharu, played by Yuya Yagira.
Angel's Egg - Mamoru Oshii (1985)
Before his career-defining adaptation of Shirow Masamune's sci-fi manga "Ghost in the Shell" there was Mamoru Oshii's 1985 animated film "Angel's Egg". In a post-apocalyptic world a young girl carries an egg that she believes will hatch a magical bird. She wanders the blasted, surreal landscape with a soldier she befriends on the road.