As dreamlike as its title would suggest, this is Akira Kurosawa opening his beautiful mind to the viewer without the filter and dilution of a conventional narrative. A film that instils genuine wonder.
Less of an exploration of David Bowie's titular alien, Roeg's often misunderstood sci-fi classic is a harsh, stylised condemnation of Earth's own far from welcoming people who ply the E.T. with our vices to capture his secrets. Incredible.