Village of Dreams

Directed by Yôichi Higashi

Release Year: 1996
Running Time: 112
Color Type: Color
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese w/ English subtitles
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
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Screening Info
Cast
Mieko Harada
Keigo Matsuyama
Shogo Matsuyama
Kyôzô Nagatsuka

Crew
Directed by Yôichi Higashi

Known to everyone in their idyllic Japanese village as “the brats,” twin brothers Yukihiko and Seizo wrestle with catfish in the river, chase birds through the woods, and cause general mischief in the name of high adventure. Their tale is told from the perspective of their older selves, reflecting on their childhood right after World War II and reinspecting the lives of their mother, father, landlord, bully, and three mysterious elderly neighbors with wiser eyes. Director Yôichi Higashi’s sixteenth film in his lauded career is a charming and sparkling jewel deserving of the title VILLAGE OF DREAMS.