Not sure why this oned idn't fare better or more people weren't talking about this one but I loved it and have bought several copies over the past few years. Araki's work has really matured and this might be one of his most stunning pieces. The ethereal music, cinematography, great acting makes White Bird in a Blizzard a keeper. I'd bathe in a film like this if it were humanly possible. Now I just have to wait for him to relinquish his next teen angst fueled masterpiece.