'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

Film / Reviews Dec 6, 2017

'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

by Mark Schilling

Despite a lengthy filmography that began in the 1960s, Nobuhiko Obayashi is known in the West mainly for his 1977 feature debut "House." This horror-fantasy about a house that devours its inhabitants is a surreal riot of the imagination that tosses local filmmaking conventions ...