Ethan Colburn’s review published on Letterboxd:
A movie in which the grass, the hole, and the mask are as important as the characters themselves.
This is a masterfully edited slow-burn directed by Kaneto Shindo. Particularly impressive are the movement in the frame and the modern twist on a traditional Japanese musical style.
Currently on HBO Max and the Criterion Channel, it will suck you in if you give it the chance