A very unique and engaging biopic following writer Yukio Mishima and showing how the content of his works reflected his personal life.
The main highlight if the film are it's technical aspects, with the story portions full of unique, colorful, minimalist, impressionistic sets reminiscent of Suzuki's Tokyo Drifter. The cinematography is gorgeous, many shots dripping with color and complexity. There's some super cool dolly-zoom moments too. Lighting and color differentiates fictional, past, and present events- which come together brilliantly in the climax.
Phillip Glass's score is fantastic and hugely atmospheric, but the various performances are the root of the film, namely Ken Ogata who's captivating as Mishima and perfectly depicts his inner philosophical beliefs regarding undying passion for the purity of Japan.
The thing that makes Mishima work, is the fascinating story it has to tell and how it does so- regardless on if it's fact or fictional.