Howdy guys, gals, however you self-identify – it’s time for another Friday Short.
If you’ve been following this feature, you’ll know we’ve been dreaming these last few weeks. We see no reason to wake up quite yet, so today we’re looking at OVERNIGHT, the fifth night of dreams from our Natsume Soseki anthology TEN NIGHTS OF DREAMS.
Directed by Keisuke Toyoshima and starring Mikako Ichikawa (Rampo Noir), OVERNIGHT is more nightmare than fantasy. Its cast of three adopt different roles as characters somehow tied together in panic and tragedy. There’s a woman riding her horse across a field at dawn, desperate to reach an unknown destination; a mother haunted by a monster of a child and a slimy ex, both of whom she seems to miss and abhor; a man in the forest, miles from any sign of civilization but for a single phone booth stuck between the trees; and a twisted marionette of a demon wrapped in soiled bandages, its mouth fool of cruel teeth and words.
What does it all add up to?
You can stream TEN NIGHTS OF DREAMS right here for free, or look below to see more excerpts.