Silence Has No Wings

Silence Has No Wings ★★★★★

The dreams of the Japanese people after WW2 symbolized by Caterpillars and Butterflies. Silence Has No Wings is a film that is wholly unique and special, even amongst the other works in the Japanese New Wave era. It's a film that feels like a spiritual journey across the country, this approach to depicting Japan feels one that feels so poetic and something out of a dream. Politically charged too, as a lot of the great New Wave films are. Depicting protests that were going on at this time, as well as touching upon the state of survivors of the atomic bomb. It's all shot in a very beautiful style too, having visual sequences that left me in awe. I can only this film slowly starts getting more love and attention as other New Wave films have because this is a masterpiece that deserves it.