7- ‘Buddha: The Great Departure’, by Kozo Morishita (2011)
The story of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) is unknown to most Westerners, but it has nothing to envy from that of Jesus Christ or the great conquerors of Antiquity.
In Buddha: The Great Departure, filmmaker Kozo Morishita makes an effort to tell this didactic story from a vision of pure entertainment and spectacle. A not at all insignificant entrance to Buddhist philosophy.
8- ‘Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence’, by Mamoru Oshii (2004)
Without a doubt, Ghost in the Shell is a must-have for any anime fan, and even Scarlett Johansson’s version is worth it. But few films have come as close to a complex and critical Japanese version of Blade Runner as the sequel to Ghost in the Shell that Mamoru Oshii directed in 2004.
In this case, the film focuses on the figure of detective Batou, who has to investigate a triple murder at the hands of a sex doll. With a very contemporary reflection on Artificial Intelligence and everything around it, Innocence is the best version of Ghost in the Shell ever made.