“Ranks among Miike's most purely entertaining movies (out of more than 100 now!), gradually building steam until it reaches a sustained pitch of cheerful insanity” -The A.V. Club
“CRITIC'S PICK! An unusually satisfying romp. “First Love” demonstrates that (Miike's) energy and inventiveness are still intact.” -The New York Times
Cannes Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Lifetime Achievement Award for Takashi Miike, Fantastic Fest
The madly prolific and often just plain mad Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike has a knack for the deeply disturbing image: the inanimate object that suddenly leaps to life, the lower extremity that’s been severed with piano wire, the soup ladle protruding from where no soup ladle should protrude. His ...