Junk Head

Cyborg tries to retrieve genetic information in stunning and funny clay animation with influences from Brazil to The Fifth Element.


Director | Takahide Hori

Japan | 2017

114 minutes


Subtitles | English

Junk Head

In the future, people live longer thanks to genetic manipulation, but lose the ability to reproduce. A cyborg researcher sets out to retrieve genetic information and as he descends into a vast underground space, his body comes apart. He is repaired with cheap body parts and now lives on as Junk Head. Stunning and funny clay animation shows influences from Brazil to The fifth Element

Junk Head is a solo project from Takahide Hori, who wrote, directed, produced, as well as taking care of sets, props, animation, modelling, costumes, effects and music. That is an achievement by itself, but Junk Head is more than that: it is a wildly imaginative film, brimming with storylines, weird and fantastic creatures and sets that seem to come from Brazil or The Fifth Element.

This movie is selected as part of our “Best Of Imagine”-programme and is therefore screened for one final time on Saturday the 21st of April.