1966. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Obayashi's 39 minute experimental film is a living illusion. It tells a surreal vampire story (an homage to Vadim's Blood and Roses) that turns the dials of imagery to near incomprehensible levels.
The entire film is visual smoke and mirrors that Obayashi wonderfully manipulates into giving the viewer an upside down & inside out love story. Emotion is the practice run for House, Obayahsi's cult horror masterpiece that would follow several years later.
The editing assists the visuals by presenting everything in a non stop chorus like barrage accompanied by weird jazz riffs that are oddly appropriate and it's the somber tone that is the narrator to this allegory for teenage love.
Available with Huluplus, Emotion is a very unique film that offers a one of a kind viewing experience. As it is experimental it's almost certain to confuse or repel upon initial viewing, but for me it's seeing Obayashi's beginnings that make this film interesting and mysterious.