(Germany/US 2012) dirs. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer 172m. Digital.
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Wishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon.
An extraordinary adaptation of David Mitchell's multi prize-winning novel by The Wachowskis, creators of THE MATRIX, and German director Tom Tykwer. Six interrelated and interwoven stories move from the South Pacific in the 19th Century to a distant post-apocalyptic future in an exploration of how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future: a killer can become a hero and and one simple act of kindness can reverberate across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. An all-star cast take on a multiplicity of roles, and disguises, some truly startling. Like it or not, it's certainly a one-off unique experience and the sheer size and scope of its sprawling, ambitious blend of time-travelling narrative and compelling visuals make it impossible to ignore.