STARS: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa

DIRECTOR: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

78% Rotten Tomatoes • 3/4 Roger Ebert

A story about aliens robbing humans of their values (family, work, rules) and ability to think independently can easily be read as an allegory of collective brainwashing.
Maggie Lee • Variety

Before We Vanish - Sanpo suru shinryakusha (original title)

Not rated 

Runtime: 2:09

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The internationally acclaimed director of Tokyo Sonata and Journey to the Shore reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being – all sense of good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 10th online and at the Bear Tooth box office!