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Midnight Specials: “Aragne: Sign of Vermillion”

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A waking nightmare crawling with sinister supernatural insects...

The Midnight Specials are back at the Annecy Festival for a handful of late-night screenings targeting seasoned audiences. Daring, off-beat, revealing… enjoy this year's program packed with a spicy selection of films!

The first feature film by Saku Sakamoto, well-known for his digital effects work in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, might very well be the next film to haunt your sleepless nights…

In a truly ominous and grim setting, follow Rin, a young girl who lives in a rundown housing complex that is the frequent scene of horrendous crimes, a refuge for the darkest secrets, and a hideout for the most troubled souls. What if the building is cursed? What if it is in this very place that supernatural insects have decided to reveal themselves?

Arachnophobes beware, this movie will send chills up your spine!

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The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Aragne: Sign of Vermillion

    Directed by: Saku SAKAMOTO

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2018

    Running time: 01 h 14 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D/3D computer, diverse techniques

    Version: Version originale japonaise sous-titrée anglais

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Saku SAKAMOTO

    Production: ZELICOFILM, LLC, Osamu FUKUTANI

    Distribution: ZELICOFILM, LLC, Osamu FUKUTANI

    Artistic direction: Saku Sakamoto

    Script: Saku Sakamoto

    Graphics: Saku Sakamoto

    Storyboard: Saku Sakamoto

    Layout: Saku Sakamoto

    Sets: Saku Sakamoto

    Animation: Saku Sakamoto

    Camera: Saku Sakamoto

    Compositing: Saku Sakamoto

    Music: Saku Sakamoto

    Editing: Saku Sakamoto

    Voice: Kana Hanazawa