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Vision
Archived: Vision (2018)

director: Naomi Kawase

With: Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, a.o.

Archived
duration: 109 minutes
Drama, Mystery

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - Vision

Jeanne, a French journalist, comes to Japan in search of 'Vision', a rare medicinal herb said to strip away all spiritual anguish and weaknesses in human beings. She knows that 'Vision' only appears once every 997 years under special conditions and that time is near. Aki, a wise villager who knows the forest well, prophesies the arrival of the mysterious 'One' and then disappears. Tomo, who was devoted to Aki, works as a keeper of the forests and is beginning to sense, instinctively, recent changes in the mountains. Is there a connection between the disappearance of Aki and the changes taking place in the forest? Will Jeanne succeed in finding the phantom herb Vision? A millennial event is taking place in the Yoshino mountains of Nara, opening a door to the One and the true potential of human existence.

"Jeanne (Juliette Binoche), a French journalist, comes to Japan in search of Vision, a rare medicinal herb said to strip away all spiritual anguish and weaknesses in human beings. She knows that it only appears once every 997 years under special conditions and that time is near. Aki, a wise villager who knows the forest well, prophesies the arrival of the mysterious One and then disappears. Tomo, who was devoted to Aki, works as a keeper of the forests and is beginning to sense, instinctively, recent changes in the mountains. Is there a connection between the disappearance of Aki and the changes taking place in the forest? Will Jeanne succeed in finding the phantom herb Vision?" (Cineuropa)

Credits

director: Naomi Kawase
producer: Naomi Kawase, Marianne Slot
screenplay: Naomi Kawase
Editor: François Gédigier
Cinematography: Arata Dodo

production company: Kumie Inc.

More info

dialogue: English, French, Japanese
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: France - Japan
year: 2018

Filmography

NAOMI KAWASE (1969): Ni tsutsumarete (1992), Katatsumori (1994), Ten, mitake (1995), Hi wa katabuki (1996), Somaudo monogatari (1997), Moe no suzaku (1997), Manguekyo (1999), Hotaru (2000), Kya ka ra ba a (2001), Tsuioku no dansu (2003), Sharasôju (2003), Shadow (2004), Tarachime (2006), Mogari no mori (2007), Nanayomachi (2008), In Between Days (2009), Eo-ddeon bang-moon (2009), Genpin (2010), Hanezu no tsuki (2011), 3.11 Sense of Home (2011), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011), Chiri (2012), Futatsume no mado (2014), An (2015), Lies (2015, short), Seed (2016, short), Radiance (2017), Vision (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Naomi Kawase

2014:Still The Water

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