A monk reflects on his idyllic childhood and how the atom bomb annihilated that. Life turns from everyday pleasures, to a Hell on Earth of destruction, confusion and madness. A cultured ... See full summary »
This is apparently a response to the bombs dropped on Japan. There are so many striking images, so much of Japanese history, that are presented in striking ways. It's a film that needs viewing several times to appreciate the genius of its creator. We are inundated with color, filled with joy and pain and a lineage of cultural strength.