In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize

009 Re: Cyborg

Sunday 14 April 2013 12:00 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

009 Re: Cyborg

by Kenji Kamiyama – Japan, 2012

(103', Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)

Once there were nine cybernetic heroes who had long fought for justice. But as their struggle finally restored peace, they eventually disappeared from the pages of history and from people’s memory. 2013: skyscrapers across the world are hit by suicide bombers with no apparent connection. The nine heroes gather once again after three decades to fight against this faceless menace. The nine Cyborg appear untouched by time, but society around them has changed dramatically, as it has the very idea of “justice” they used to believe in... What is their role in the world now?


Kenji Kamiyama

Nato nel 1966 nella prefettura di Saitama, Kenji Kamiyama è un raro esempio di scenografo che passa a ruoli di regia. Dopo aver lavorato come direttore delle animazioni in Jin-Roh: Uomini e lupi (1999) e scrive il soggetto di Blood: The Last Vampire (2000), ottiene fama internazionale con le serie TV Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002, vincitore dell’Excellence Prize al Japan Media Arts Festival) e Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig (2004), seguite dal film Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006, Premio della Giuria al 21° Digital Content Grand Prix). Nel 2007, Kamiyama dirige la serie TV fantasy Guardian of the Spirit (apprezzato dalla giuria del 11° Japan Media Arts Festival) seguita nel 2009 da Eden of the East (2009, Miglior Animazione TV al 14° Animation Kobe).


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