Before We Vanish

NR, 129 minutes

In his twentieth film, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (“Pulse,” “Tokyo Sonata”) reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, BEFORE WE VANISH reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs – and the value of the human spirit. (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japanese with English subtitles, DCP)

Yes, it’s the peculiarly heartwarming tale of a man who becomes a better partner thanks to an alien invasion, but it also has an enormous body count and a dimly optimistic view of humanity. Still, you won’t see anything else quite like it this year. — Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com


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