Alien parasites take over the citizens of a small Japanese town in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s genre-bending conceptual sci-fi thriller.
Three aliens travel to Earth on a mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.
The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
“Sometimes absurd, sometimes bone-chilling, strikingly original.”
Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film
“Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s witty science-fiction chin-scratcher concerns a reconnaissance squad of space travelers sent to do fieldwork in our ways and habits.”
A.O. Scott, The NY Times