Vision

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Tue, Apr 16, 2019 7:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 4:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Tags:Adventure
Asian Interest
Culture & Society
Drama
Mystery
Nature
Spirituality
Women Directors
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:109 min
Country/Region:Japan
France
Language:Japanese
English
French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Elle Driver
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ltOgWAnA2A
Cast/Crew
Director:Naomi Kawase
Executive Producer:Exile Hiro
Producer:Satoshi Miyazaki
Marianne Slot
Naomi Kawase
Cinematographer:Arata Dodo
Screenwriter:Naomi Kawase
Editor:Naomi Kawase
Yoichi Shibuya
François Gédigier
Composer:Makoto Ozone
Principal Cast:Juliette Binoche
Masatoshi Nagase
Takanori Iwata
Mari Natsuki
Minami
Mirai Moriyama
Filmography:Sharasoju (2003)
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Sweet Bean (2015)

Description

Naomi Kawase's latest feature is a vivid exploration of one woman's dreams, the nature surrounding her in the present day, and the ghosts of her past. French travel-writer Jeanne (Juliette Binoche) arrives in Japan in search of a mystical herb known as "vision" that releases its spores every 997 years and is said to cure pain. She enlists the help of Tomo (Masatoshi Nagase), a local naturalist, who offers her a place to stay as well as emotional comfort in a quest that is far more personal and traumatic than anyone might suspect. As Jeanne embarks on her search in the Yoshino mountains, she is haunted and perhaps compelled by her own past trials and heartbreak. But the call of the "vision" is strong, and as director Kawase deftly blends reality and dreams together, Jeanne's purpose for coming to the woods takes mystical proportions.

Director Biography

Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase was born on May 30th, 1969 in Nara, Japan. Her work spans over three decades and includes numerous award-winning and nominated documentaries and narrative features, often and expertly blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction. Vision is her tenth feature film.


Press

"Vision is restfully enrapturing and surprisingly sexy" - Variety


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