Yoshida follows up his masterwork Eros + Massacre with this, his most indecipherable work yet. The man takes us further away from plot and convention, and leads us further into brash, wild experimentation. He, like Godard, as he becomes more political, becomes more unapologetically esoteric. Beneath the layers of bizarre, difficult-to-understand scenes lays a meaning, but what is it? We are brought between several decades of time, characters wear wigs and take them off, they pretend not to know one another when they really do—or is it the other way around? This film is unlike anything else i’ve seen, even Yoshida’s other work. He is clearly one of the Japanese New Wave’s main geniuses, and while this film wasn’t my favorite of his, it remains a testament to his brilliance. I can’t wait to watch it again, understand it better, and fall in love with it.