Silence Has No Wings

Silence Has No Wings ★★★½

This is one of those films that’s so deep rooted in its specific time and period that I didn’t completely get based on my sheet ignorance on the subject, but I still enjoyed it all the same. It’s basically a surreal depiction of the shared consciousness of post WWII Japan, symbolized by a caterpillar that travels the country. I saw someone say this was like a calmer, less angsty version of Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, which is apt, but this reminded me more of I Am Cuba. It’s got that dreamlike, teetering of the edge of a nightmare type quality to it that I love from that film so much. Plus this is full of wonderful camera work and a beautiful score that will be stuck in my head all day. Also Mariko Kaga! 😍

Will definitely have to return to this one sometime.

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