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