Level Five
Level Five (2014)

The cult favorite 1996 film centers around a video game developer named Laura, played with quiet intensity by Catherine Belkhodja. Working on a game about the Battle of Okinawa, she becomes increasingly drawn into her work an fascinated by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A poetic if occasionally opaque film essay on the 1945 Battle of Okinawa.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

By using Laura as an avatar, Marker actually helps us see the visuals and their knotty meanings much more clearly.

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Nikola Grozdanovic
The Playlist

The theories in "Level Five" simultaneously thrive in realms of computer science, ethnography, and cognitive psychology, while the picture remains cloaked by the emotional weight of a historical tragedy that marked an entire nation.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

"Level Five," a passionate and cerebral science-fiction adventure ... belongs equally to the past, the present and the future.

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S. James Wegg

An ode to selective memory and oblivion

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Already a cult film nearly 20 years old, Level Five makes its U.S. theatrical debut, and the wait has turned the viewing experience into something even more meditative than director Chris Marker might have intended.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

A richly digressive, provocative meditation on the cross-currents of technology, engagement with history and wounded national identity ...

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Jamie S. Rich

"Level Five" plays like a lost CD-ROM rediscovered in some thrift-store bargain bin.

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Glenn Kenny

Like every other film Marker made, it's an exemplary and resonant address on the life of the mind and the life outside of that one.

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Walter M.
With his hybrid film "Level Five," Chris Marker rambles on more than usual, especially the segments involving Laura(Catherine Belkhodja).(If anyone… More