Labyrinth of Cinema

Drama, Comedy | Release: 2020 Completed

Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Screenplay: Nobuhiko Obayashi / Tadashi Naito / Kazuya Konaka
Cast: Takuro Atsuki, Takahito Hosoyamada, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Rei Yoshida, Riko
Narumi, Hirona Yamazaki, Takako Tokiwa

Setouchi Kinema, the only movie theater on the Onomichi seafront, is about to close its doors. Its last night of existence will be an all-night marathon screening 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. The trio are thrust into the Boshin War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Okinawa and then finally Hiroshima on the eve of the atomic bombing. There, they meet the traveling theater troupe “Sakura-tai”. But can they alter the course of destiny to save the troupe?


  • 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival 2019
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
  • Groningen International Film Festival – Rotterdam 2020
  • Helsinki Cine Aasia 2020
  • Nippon Connection 2020
  • Taipei Film Festival 2020