Tuesday, November 7, 2017


DAGUERROTYPE played at Japan Cuts earlier this year. Because the film hits VOD today I'm reposting my review.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's first film outside of Japan is haunting film about love and loss and photography.

A youngman is hired by a photographer who shoots everything in antique style. He is also working on a project involving life size daugerrotypes of his daughter.

I really don't know what to say. This is a beautiful delicate film that the less you know the better it is. Most certainly a ghost story, the photographer is haunted by the ghost of his wife - but I dare not say more than that. The film gently, and not so gently flips over itself several times in the course of it's run time.

I really like the film a great deal and while I have a great deal to say this is too early in the films theatrical run to discuss it. (And I need room to ponder it's charms)

Highly recommended- though don't let anyone tell you too much about it..

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