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Aragne: Sign of Vermillion

Director: Saku Sakamoto Run Time: 75 min. Rating: NR Language: Japanese

Starring: Fukujurou Katayama, Kana Hanazawa, Yukari Fukui

“An effectively chilling and atmospheric nightmare”


About the film:

Official Selection of the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival.

A young woman in a decaying apartment complex finds herself seeing worms and moths everywhere, bursting out of beetles, animals, and people, and sets out to find how this is related to a rash of murders across the city.

About the filmmaker:

Feature debut for director, animator, author, scriptwriter, and composer, Saku Sakamoto, who also personally produced the film with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. He has directed several short films including Denshinbashira Eremi no koi (2009), Mattsu, Yamma, and Moburi (2014), and Fisshâman (2016), an Official Selection of the 2019 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival. He also created the digital effects for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004).

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