Another Takashi Miike film is always a reason to celebrate! And now he returns to his 2005 foray into family-friendly fantasy-extravaganza: The Great Yokai War. Yokai is the collective name for supernatural entities, and in this standalone sequel, Miike presents a cavalcade of creatures from Japanese folklore, for some endlessly entertaining mystical movie mayhem. Brothers Dai and Kei are summoned by peace-loving spirits to stop an angry demon from destroying Tokyo. When they become separated, Kei’s mission is to save his brother and restore harmony between human and spirit worlds.

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

The Great Yokai War Guardians film poster