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Mamoru Oshii Poland, 2001

João Abreu's rating of the film Avalon

So special: Mamoru's genius; Kawai's epic choir; contemporary Warsaw as hyperreality; (the possible parallels with W S Anderson's Resident Evil saga;) the technical execution; the editing. Hard to penetrate until after the daily loop sequence, when the direction of the narrative and thematic preoccupations become clearer. Beautiful.