Ten Nights of Dreams

Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Sosekis short story collection Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and psychological panache.

Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Sosekis short story collection Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and psychological panache.

Movie Details

  • Director(s) Takashi Shimizu, Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Yudai Yamaguchi, Akio Jissoji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Nobuhiro Yamashita
  • Starring Kyoko Koizumi, Suzuki Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Ujiki
  • Language(s) Japanese
  • Subtitle(s) English
  • Released January 01, 2006
  • Genre
  • Run Time 100 minutes
  • Rating NR

BIGSTAR Review

"Ten Nights Of Dreams" is exactly as surreal as the title indicates, viewers. With eleven different directors, telling ten different tales, to say this movie is an eclectic dreamscape, is an understatement. The ten "dreams" or shorts, are based on famed Japanese writer and scholar, Natsume Soseki's 1908 novel, Ten Nights Of Dreams. I found the film to be completely fascinating as it is somewhat indicative of the Japanese customs and culture dating all the way back to the early 1900's. I must say that some of the stories or dreams, were a little confusing and once I surrendered to the idea of taking each "piece" or dream as an individual story, instead of attempting to find the common fiber in the whole, I was able to enjoy the films a great deal. I strongly suggest watching them for the individual short stories they are. I also found the cinematography and choices made in certain shots, completely breathtaking and mesmerizing. The dream stories themselves are unique; there is a dream about a boy capturing a giant worm and keeping it as his pet, a dream about a samurai who must find enlightenment or commit suicide, and a dream about a lady who answers the phone and must outrun a monster in efforts to save her family, to just name a few. "Ten Nights Of Dreams" has just the right amount of interesting and compelling stories to TRULY hold your attention and have you captivated viewers, make this film your next dream, tonight!

- Romy

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