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Hanagatami

Hanagatami

Ôbayashi Nobuhiko

Phantasmagorical Extravaganza

Japan, 169', vo JPN, sub FRA/ENG, 16 Year

Cast: Honoka Yahagi, Takako Tokiwa, Shunsuke Kubozuka

In a village in the countryside, the everyday life of Mina and her friends is all about school and their hobbies. But a shadow looms over these young adults’ innocence: Japan is about to enter the Second World War. Although he has been fighting lung cancer, Ôbayashi – the director of cult classic House (1977) – delivers a critical epic with protean beauty. A poetic ode to youth and the arts.