Before We Vanish


With Before We Vanish, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) reinvents the alien invasion movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery.

“Genre master Kiyoshi Kurosawa spins his parable with a light, nimble touch and just the right amount of sincerity.”- A.O. Scott, New York Times

Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling and profound, Before We Vanish is a sci-fi thriller unlike any other from one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs. (Dir. by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2017, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Not Rated)