Still the Water
aka Futatsume no mado First screened in September 2014
Director: Naomi Kawase. Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Fujio Tokita, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto, Makiko Watanabe, Jun Murakami. Screenplay: Naomi Kawase. Twitter Capsule:
Cannes Competition maybe not ideal place to meet this somewhat conventional but sensitive, moving small-town drama.
Kawase continues exploring connections that move her among human dramas and natural cycles. Maybe none qualifies as a breakthrough but she isn't stuck, either, or resorting to pathetic fallacies.