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Japan202170 minJapanese with English subtitlesComedy, Sci-fi
Cafe owner Kato closes up shop on an ordinary night only to be interrupted by a voice from the TV: his own voice, two minutes in the future. As Kato investigates the strange occurrence, the night and time itself start to unravel. Kato’s friends and colleagues get enveloped into his time warp, and the results are hilarious, calamitous and existential.
A lean, DIY sci-fi written and performed by members of the Kyoto-based Europe Kikaku theatre group, the film uses its talents, resources, and smarts to their fullest potential, with long takes, simple locations, and finely tuned performances. But this is no modest project. It is equal parts an ambitious, mind-bending, and joyous ride of twists and turns through the (very near) future.
-Aram Siu Wai Collier
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, 2021
Fantasia Film Festival, 2021
Sitges Film Festival, 2021
Born in 1987 in Osaka, Junta Yamaguchi joined Europe Kikaku in 2005. He has worked as a director for short films, dramas, commercials, and documentaries. Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes is his first feature film.
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