"Shot entirely in French and set in France, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's hypnotic new film is the master director's first production outside his native Japan. But nowhere is displacement visible: 'Daguerrotype' is a seamless and captivating work about a young man who finds himself working for a photographer haunted by the death of his beloved wife, and is similar in many ways to Kurosawa's ghost films such as 'Pulse' and 'Retribution'. Kurosawa deliciously turns 'Daguerrotype' into an entrancing mediation on obsession and love. He weaves an intricate pattern of desire and ambition into this gorgeously atmospheric film. As Jean is lured into Stéphane's darkening world, we find ourselves equally unable to break free, watching in mesmerized fascination." (TIFF)
Creditsdirector: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
composer: Grégoire Hetzel
producer: Jérôme Dopffer
screenplay: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Catherine Paillé & Eléonore Mahmoudian
Editor: Véronique Lange
Cinematography: Alexis Kavyrchine
production company: Film-In-Evolution
Distributor: NV Lumiere Publishing
More infodialogue: French
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: France - Belgium - Japan
KIYOSHI KUROSAWA (1955): Bôryoku kyôshi: Hakushû dai satsuriku (1975), Shiroi hada ni kurû kiba (1977, short), School Days (1978, short), Shigarami gakuen (1980), Tôsô zen'ya (1982), Kandagawa inran sensô (1983), The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985), Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989), Sweet Home (1989), The Guard from the Underground (1992), The Revenge I: A Visit from Fate (1996), Door 3 (1996), Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996), Fukushu the Revenge Kienai Kizuato (1997), The Cure (1997), Serpenth's Path (1998), Eyes of the Spider (1998), License to Live (1998), Charisma (1999), Ôinaru gen'ei (1999), Pulse (2001), Doppelganger (2003), Bright Future (2003), Ghost Cop (2004, short), Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005), Loft (2005), Sakebi (2006), Tokyo Sonata (2008), Beautiful New Bay Area Project (2013, short), Real (2013), Seventh Code (2013), Journey to the Shore (2015), Creepy (2016), Le secret de la chambre noir (2016).
Technical Specsformat: DCP