Radiance (Hikari)
Showings
Rafael 2Fri, Oct 13 8:30 PM Not Available
 
Sequoia 2Sat, Oct 14 11:30 AM Not Available
 
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Country:Japan
France
Year:2017
Running Time:101 min.
Premiere Status:US
Language:Japanese
Director:Naomi Kawase
Producer:Naoya Kinoshita
Masa Sawada
Yumiko Takebe
Screenwriter:Naomi Kawase
Editor:Tina Baz
Cast:Masatoshi Nagase
Noémie Nakai
Tatsuya Fuji
Note Writer:Lucia Proctor-Bonbright
Description
In award-winning Japanese director Naomi Kawase’s evocative and tender film, Misako (Ayame Misaki), a young woman who creates audio description for movies for the sight-impaired, deals with the disappearance of her father and the slow loss of her mother to dementia. As Misako struggles to communicate through words the intricacies and nuances of a film while still leaving room for the audience’s imagination, she meets Mr. Nakamori (Masatoshi Nagase), a famous photographer who has lost his vision. Together, the pair must learn to see past the fog of grief for what they have lost and acknowledge the radiance of what can still be found. This delicately crafted film is as audibly stimulating as it is visually stunning, filled with complex soundscapes and luminous landscapes, submerging the viewer completely in Kawase’s poetic world. Radiance won the prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
In association with the Center for Asian American Media