I feel as though I just had a glimpse into the realm of pure cinematic mastery: a place where all the stars align through the culmination of an auteur's passion, motivation, preparation, and raw, inborn talent. This film, as cliché as it may sound, was a spiritual experience. An experience that transcends words or meaning, lying on the fringes of reality and dreams, the concrete and the oneiric, fact and fiction. I couldn't vocalize what this film was trying to…
only my 7th watch
Despite similarities to many of Ito's other films I haven't liked (mostly his space/perception stuff), this one oddly worked really well for me. It kinda felt like being on one of those pendulum rides at an amusement park, only that you're traveling through multiple layers of reality. Hypnotic. I dig it.