Daguerreotype

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Showings

Uptown Theatre Tue, Apr 18, 2017 7:00 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sun, Apr 23, 2017 4:25 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Mystery
Horror
Asian Interest
Romance
Francophone
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:131 min
Country/Region:France
Belgium
Japan
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Pascale Ramonda
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/180867219
Cast/Crew
Director:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Producer:Jérôme Dopffer
Michiko Yoshitake
Cinematographer:Alexis Kavyrchine
Screenwriter:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Editor:Véronique Lange
Composer:Grégoire Hetzel
Principal Cast:Tahar Rahim
Constance Rousseau
Olivier Gourmet
Mathieu Amalric
Malik Zidi
Filmography:Cure ('97)
Kairo ('01)
Tokyo Sonata ('08)
Journey to the Shore ('15)

Description

In his first film shot outside of his home country, acclaimed Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa takes his penchant for ghost stories to the outskirts of Paris.

Down-on-his-luck Jean happens upon a job as an assistant to reclusive photographer Stéphane, who lives and works in a run-down mansion with his adult daughter, Marie. Suffering from grief for his dead wife, Stéphane has obsessively turned to the art of the daguerreotype—an early form of photography—and sadistically asks his daughter Marie to pose, sometimes for hours, for ghostly life-size impressions that remind him of his wife. Marie and Jean are drawn to each other as outsiders unable to escape their own seclusion and the gloom emanating from Stéphane.

Kurosawa builds a palpable atmosphere, buried in memories and anxieties, with a touch of the Victorian.


Director's Biography

Beginning his career in the 1980s working in straight to video productions, Kiyoshi Kurosawa achieved international renown with his feature, Cure, from 1997. Since then, he has been regarded as one of the greatest of Japanese filmmakers, carving out a brilliant career in moody, clever horror and dramas.


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