Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya)

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Eleven Japanese filmmakers (including one duo) from all genres and backgrounds gather together under the Nikkatsu banner in order to realize the marvelous stories of novelist Soseki Natsume in this adaptation of the author's enduring episodic tome Ten Nights of Dreams. Each imaginative story takes on a different one of Natsume's surreal dreams, and with such filmmakers as Kon Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Yudai Yamaguchi, and Suzuki Matsuo involved, audiences can rest assured that each one of these tales is told in a distinct and entirely unique style. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya)

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  • There's something in these Ten Nights for the dreamer in all of us.

    September 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers don't solve any riddles but rather pose them in richly varied ways: Ten Nights of Dreams is in the grand, exquisite tradition of the Japanese cinema of the supernatural.

    August 22, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Followers of the new Japanese cinema will enjoy getting an early look at new styles by emerging talents, but these are essentially student films that are not likely to be embraced by the casual moviegoer.

    September 18, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Looking for clear meaning and structured plots? Find another movie. If you're a fan of Asian-style cinematic wackiness, dig in.

    September 5, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • A sometimes terrifying, sometimes wildly amusing and occasionally flat interpretation of Soseki's tales by a who's who of Japanese filmmakers.

    August 21, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya)

  • Nov 21, 2008
    Beautiful, surreal, imaginative and funny Japanese omnibus based on novelist Soseki Natsume's book on dreams. 10 different directors (including Takeshi Shimizu!) interpret a dream with great success. They decided to make the film because the novel states that the riddle in the dreams will be solved 100 years in the future and the novel, in 2006 when the film was made, was celebrating it's 100th anniversary. Each segment is extremely creative, seemingly utilizing everything the medium of film has to offer. The dream imagery and logic in each segment is fascinating and highly entertaining. Highly recommended.
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