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Labyrinth of Cinema

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The story centers on a group of young people who travel back in time when they are in a movie theater just before closing time. They witness deaths during the closing days of Japan's feudal times and on the battlefront in China before they are sent to Hiroshima just before the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city.

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What we think

Ōbayashi uses the coldness of the computer to make something homemade and personal, proving this most epic of spectacles doesn’t need an Avatar-level budget to transport the viewer to far off-places.
★★★★★ | Read in full: Labyrinth of Cinema film review Ben Flanagan We Love Cinema

What others think

Everything but the kitchen sink is thrown into the mix: there are cameos for John Ford and Yasujiro Ozu, there are hints of Kubrick and MGM musicals.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Obayashi Nobuhiko’s three-hour swansong is a pop-art paean to pacifism and unity in the form of an exploration of Japanese film history and, in particular, its many depictions of armed conflict.
Tony Rayns Sight & Sound

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UK release date

27 Apr 2021