Wonderful Paradise

Wonderful Paradise ★★★½

Nippon Connection 2021 #10

Chaos on wheels! In the spirit of Shunichiro Miki (Funky Forest, The Warped Forest) comes this weird-ass beast. It all starts sensibly enough, with a family forced to move and the daughter inviting randoms to a party via a social media post. That bit goes as expected - the party becomes a festival and gets out of hand - but nothing can really prepare you for the back half of this. From stick children to mutant beans, it's equal parts midsummer sex comedy and pure train of thought. It will all depend on your tolerance levels, but there's some genius lurking in there somewhere.