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.

VOR:   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.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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