Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first film outside Japan in this French-language fantasy.
DAGUERROTYPE (Le Secret de la chambre noire) (2016) is acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa‘s first film outside of Japan. Kurosawa, known for the brilliant, yet disturbing film Tokyo Sonata (2008), presents a captivating and compelling fantasy about a young man who falls in love with the daughter of photographer obsessed with taking life-size daguerrotypes. Actor Tahar Rahim stars as “Jean,” a young Parisian with few skills and even fewer prospects, seems an unlikely assistant to a famed photographer. Kurosawa’s Daguerrotype (2016) is a classic ghost story bent through the lens of one of the most singular horror visionaries at work today.
An obsessive perfectionist living in isolation since his wife’s unexpected death, create life-sized daguerrotypes so vivid they seem almost to contain some portion of their subjects’ souls.
On VOD Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer(s): Kiyoshi Kurosawa (screenplay), Catherine Paillé (adaptation), and Eléonore Mahmoudian.
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, and Mathieu Amalric.
Language: In French with English subtitles
Runtime: 131 minutes
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