Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
First screened in December 2015
Director: David Zellner. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku, Ayaka Ohnishi, David Zellner, Shirley Venard, Phil Hall, Earl Milton, Nathan Zellner. Screenplay: David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.

Twitter Capsule: More curio than revelation but sound, photography, story, and performance all pay surprising dividends.

VOR:   Finds a series of remarkable venues for evoking inchoate feelings, inexplicable impulses, and half-dreamed realities. Not urgent, exactly, but very original.

Photo © 2014 Amplify/Lila 9th Productions/Ad Hominem Enterprises

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Music (The Octopus Project)

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