Let me start off by saying, I hate anime. But this film is not like what I have seen before at all. The artwork is simple, minimal, yet incredibly expressive, symbolic, and evocative. Some symbolism in the film is too on the nose, but all the same, this is one of the most stunning films I have ever seen. I could not believe the kinship in essence, mystery & silence between this film and my film, Sleep Has Her House.
It felt a lot sadder to me now in 2017 now that ecological disaster seems all but assured. I love the brittle, fibrous linework. You kind of have to sink into the mood if it, which is more easily achieved in the cinema or when watched alone, not with friends. The closest thing I've experienced to an animated Max Ernst painting.
Though I'm not really getting it, but this is surely a beautiful artwork. The rare dialog succeeded to point out its alienated feel, melancholic music, and great visual experience. There are many frames that will make you just wanna pause and capture it. The usage of symbols like fish, egg, water, cross, bird, etc are perfect for easter holiday. Definitely gonna rewatch it!