Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya) (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya)
There's something in these Ten Nights for the dreamer in all of us.
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.
A sometimes terrifying, sometimes wildly amusing and occasionally flat interpretation of Soseki's tales by a who's who of Japanese filmmakers.
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.
Audience Reviews for Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya)
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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