Thank you to our Co-producer patron Chris Marlton for selecting this week’s topic!
This 2002 Japanese art film is slow, meticulously shot, and has wonderful, ornate costumes. We discuss how it was influenced by a form of traditional puppetry but should be approached more like a meditative painting.
Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store:
- Finding Love in Loss and Tragedy
- Dolls by Takeshi Kitano (Review)
- The cult Japanese movies outfitted by Yohji Yamamoto
- Inviolable Attachments: Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls
- Dolls (2002)
- Redmond, S. (2013). The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano : Flowering Blood. London: WallFlower Press.
- Sherman Hollar. (2012). Kitano Takeshi. Britannica Biographies, 1.