July 29, 2023
"A mind-twisting, eye-tickling wonder" —New York Times

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series High Frequencies

A dream machine goes missing in this surrealist cinematic invitation into a shared collective unconscious. Borderline balderdash, Satoshi Kon’s final film infamously incepted Christopher Nolan’s Inception and, most importantly, reaffirmed the infinite creative freedom of anime.

Presented By

Director(s): Satoshi Kon
Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, and Katsunosuke Hori
Year Released: 2006
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Japan
Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Depictions of Sexual Assault / RapePhotosensitive Epilepsy Seizure Warning
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"Enter your own dream state, and surrender your brain."

—Paige Wiser, Chicago Sun-Times


"A gorgeous riot of future-shock ideas and brightly animated imagery—the doors of perception never close."

—Manohla Dargis, New York Times