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A MUBI Release
7.8
/10
692 Ratings

LABYRINTH OF CINEMA

海辺の映画館 キネマの玉手箱

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Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Japan, 2019
Drama, History, Romance
      Japanese
      English & 6 more
      ADULT

Synopsis

The only movie theater on the Onomichi seafront is about to close its doors. Its last night of screenings will be an all-night marathon of Japanese war films. When lightning strikes the theater, three young men in the audience find themselves thrown back in time into the world inside the screen.

Our take

This extraordinarily inventive and heartfelt final opus by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (Hausu) is a truly overwhelming experience. A three-hour time-traveling, genre-hopping anti-war masterpiece, this madcap yet deeply earnest film is a love letter to the art of cinema and its capacity to change the world.

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Synopsis

The only movie theater on the Onomichi seafront is about to close its doors. Its last night of screenings will be an all-night marathon of Japanese war films. When lightning strikes the theater, three young men in the audience find themselves thrown back in time into the world inside the screen.

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Labyrinth of CinemaDirected byNobuhiko Ôbayashi
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2020
Kinema Junpo Awards
2021 | Winner: Best Director

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