Cannes Preview 2014: Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water

Naomi Kawase, who was on Steven Spielberg’s jury last year, returns with her latest feature, ‘Still the Water’, ahead of its domestic release in Japan next month.  The film’s title alludes to a dead body floating on the sea, which a teenage boy discovers on Amami-Oshima island during the full-moon of traditional August dances.  It’s a philosophical coming of age/mystery drama with the teenage boy investigating the death with his girlfriend and explores some of the filmmaker’s dominant themes in a new context.  Kawase’s four previous appearances on the Croisette, including three in the main competition, has seen her win the Camera d’Or and the Grand Prix for ‘Suzaku’ and the ‘The Mourning Forest’ respectively.

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May 4th, 2014 - admin

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