Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • 1995
  • Japan
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
  • Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Iemasa Kayumi
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 27 September 2014

It's 2029, and secret service cyborgs are battling with a megalomaniacal super-hacker. The philosophical tracts and techno jargon are a bit of a problem, but the visuals are undeniably impressive. The most expensive feature-length adaptation of a 'manga' comic ever, it's worth catching on the big screen.

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Researchers are teaming up with the Scottish International Queer Film Festival (SQIFF) to present a screening of Ghost in the Shell, the anime film imaging a future where humanity can shift between flesh and machine. After the film, they'll discuss the emerging themes of gender and sexuality. Is there anything queer about the cyborg?

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