Directed by Chris Marker | Written by Chris Marker
US release date: August 15, 2014
Directed by Chris Marker
With Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu and Nagisa Ôshima
106 min, Documentary|Romance|War, France, 1996

Developing a video game about the Battle of Okinawa, a programmer becomes increasingly drawn into her work and haunted by her past in this provocative, retro-futuristic essay reflecting on the traumas of World War II and early internet culture. Rife with cinephilic references from Otto Preminger’s Laura and Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour to a cameo by Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, Level Five is also a precursor to Marker’s later fascination with digital worlds and “uses the future as a conduit to the past” (Tom Charity, Time Out London).

Opens in the US:

- Opens in Los Angeles on August 15, 2014 at Downtown Independent

- Opens in New York on August 15, 2014 at BAMcinématek

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: Icarus Films

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