Angel's Egg (Japan, 1985)

A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.Angels's Egg has some powerful names to back it up; director Mamoru Oshii who made the highly regarded Ghost in the Shell (1995 and also Yoshitaka Amano from Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D fame. The film can be quite hard to grasp at a first viewing, and it's clear that it isn't supposed to be fully explained nor resolved, but rather give you a glimpse into a surreal and fantastical other world. The bones from past civilizations scatter the cities, huge shadow fish swim through the streets and are being hunted by a mysterious army. The film is full of subtle world-building in a way that's very ambitious even compared to films in modern times. You're not given a bunch of answers, instead you're visiting an ancient city and wonder what bygone people once lived there. It's almost like a poem coming to life, and in the midst of it all, a girl is searching her way through the dark city with a protector following her. Protecting her, and keeping an eye on that white, giant egg of hers.Genre: Animation/Fantasy. 1h 11 min.

Angel's Egg (Japan, 1985)
A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
Angels's Egg has some powerful names to back it up; director Mamoru Oshii who made the highly regarded Ghost in the Shell (1995 and also Yoshitaka Amano from Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D fame. The film can be quite hard to grasp at a first viewing, and it's clear that it isn't supposed to be fully explained nor resolved, but rather give you a glimpse into a surreal and fantastical other world. The bones from past civilizations scatter the cities, huge shadow fish swim through the streets and are being hunted by a mysterious army. The film is full of subtle world-building in a way that's very ambitious even compared to films in modern times. You're not given a bunch of answers, instead you're visiting an ancient city and wonder what bygone people once lived there. 
It's almost like a poem coming to life, and in the midst of it all, a girl is searching her way through the dark city with a protector following her. Protecting her, and keeping an eye on that white, giant egg of hers.
Genre: Animation/Fantasy. 1h 11 min.