Dreamy Japanese anthology film that isn't Kurosawa?
December 20, 2010 4:46 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me remember a Japanese movie I saw that was very similar to-- but was definitely not-- Kurosawa's Dreams?

It was a Japanese anthology film with about 10 episodes, all very dreamlike and shot in different styles (some black-and-white, some not, maybe even an animated segment?), maybe by different directors. I can't remember any one part too clearly, but I do remember: one scene with a boy and his mother in the rain at a temple, one slapstick western-style segment, one scary part with giant... ragdolls? and a forest? I'd guess it was made sometime in the 1990s, but it could be more recent.
posted by oinopaponton to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Ten Nights of Dreams, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Natsume Sōseki's Ten Nights of Dreams.
posted by Nomyte at 4:50 PM on December 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Thank you! I saw this with friends who have no memory of it and I was starting to think I'd dreamed it up myself.
posted by oinopaponton at 4:54 PM on December 20, 2010

Kurosawa's Dreams is my favourite movie. I am really looking forward to seeing Ten Nights of Dreams.


If you like this sort of thing, you must also check out Kwaidan.
posted by ovvl at 9:31 PM on December 20, 2010

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