16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Violence Voyager

Japan, 2018 : Alberta Premiere
April 25 11:30 PM
April 28 11:30 AM
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Thu, Apr 25 11:30 PM Buy
Sun, Apr 28 11:30 AM Buy

description

An American boy named Bobby and his friend Akkun set out for the mountains to build a secret hideout. On their way, they stumble upon a mysterious amusement park called Violence Voyager. It doesn’t take long for things to get weird as the boys discover a group of scared children who can’t seem to escape and soon find themselves under attack by robot-like humanoids. For his three years in the making follow-up to THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN (2013) director Ujicha again employs a blend of animation and manga called “geki-mation,” creating grotesque body horror nightmare imagery from painstakingly detailed, hand-painted paper cutouts. Chock-full of B-horror, sci-fi and kaiju film references, this blood-soaked late-night flick is not for the kiddies.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2018
Nippon Connection 2018, Japan Cuts 2018
Fantastic Fest 2018
Fantasia Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Ujicha is a Japanese animator who uses the technique of “Gekimation”. His debut feature film was THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN in 2013.

press for Violence Voyager

"Rife with nods to B-horror and kaiju fare, VIOLENCE VOYAGER is a brutally inventive nightmare born of a singular, disturbing vision."
- Village Voice
"VIOLENCE VOYAGER is an unforgettable experience both in terms of the insanity happening on screen, and the fascinating technical construction of the film."
- ScreenAnarchy
"It's highly unlikely that you've seen anything quite like this."
- Eye For Film
April 25: 11:30PM April 28: 11:30AM

details

Horror / Experimental / Animation

Japanese with English subtitles
84 minutes

credits

Director
Ujicha

Producers
Reo Anzai
Kimitsugu Ueno

Screenwriter
Ujicha

Cinematographer
Ujicha

Cast
Daisuke Ono
Naoki Tanaka
Aoi Yuki

Official website:
violencevoyager.com

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awards

Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2018 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2018

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