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Himatsuri (Fire Festival)

This languid, ultimately shocking drama is a "mystical, erotic and violent" look at a small Japanese village's battle against industrialization. At the center of this contentious struggle is Tatsuo, a quirky lumberjack who refuses to sell his land to a new marine park. Slowly, patiently the film tells its story, eventually building up to the climactic (and rather symbolic) "fire festival" in which evil spirits are traditionally purged. 120 minutes