Monday, April 8, 9:15 PM
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 PM
Director: Shojiro Nishimi, Guillaume Renard, Animation, France, Japan, 105 min.
From the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4C (Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game), comes a film centering on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis — a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half-human and half-Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.
“This French-Japanese anime from directors Guillaume Renard and Shoujirou Nishimi is a twisted joyride.” -Edgar Evans, Little White Lies
“The visual style and narrative are imaginative, and there’s enough social commentary to give this silly caper some weight.” -Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader