Silence Has No Wings

Silence Has No Wings ★★★★

If Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets is the relentlessly chaotic depiction of post-war Japan's anxieties, then Silence Has No Wings is the dissonantly subdued one. A stream of disconnection grasped by the melancholic motif of a humble caterpillar - one that acts as a reflection of lost potential through all walks of life. Easily one of the most urgent films of its time.