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Oblivion Island

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Oblivion Island

Postby skynet » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:50 am

Oblivion Island - Haruka and the Magic Mirror
Dir: Shinsuke Sato
Japan | 2009 | 99min | DigiBeta | PG


Synopsis:

Where do the things from our childhood go when we grow up?

16-year-old Haruka encounters a small masked creature at a local shrine one day, which she secretly follows. The creature leads her to Oblivion Island, a strange world inhabited by memorabilia and memories from her childhood.

At once heartwarming and breathtakingly beautiful, Oblivion Island invites the viewer to step aboard a dramatic rollercoaster, taking you on a fantastical, visually-titillating spin through a story which spirals, twists and hurtles in every unpredictable direction.

Oblivion Island is the first full-length film from renowned Japanese anime studio Production I.G., done completely in 3D computer generated animation. The film won several awards, including the Feature Films Competition Special Jury Prize (SICAF 2010), Jury Special Mention (Fantasia Film Festival 2010), Nippon Cinema Award (10th Nippon Connection Film Festival), Animation of the Year (Japan Academy Prizes 2009), Visual Technology Award (9th annual Video Technology Awards), Jury Recommended Work (13th Japan Media Arts Festival).

"Oblivion Island is the best anime film I’ve seen in a long time.." - The Anime Almanac

"With its building made up of strange materials, Rube Goldberg devices and colourful characters, this movie can best be enjoyed if you’re in touch with your inner child." - Tor.com
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