Vision ビジョン Dir: Naomi Kawase (2018)

Vision    Vision Film Poster

ビジョン Bijon

Running Time: 110 mins.

Release Date: June 08th, 2018

Director:  Naomi Kawase

Writer: Naomi Kawase (Screenplay),

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, Min Tanaka, Mari Natsuki, Mirai Moriyama, Minami,

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Naomi Kawase is a director who translates new age ideas to the screen with ease. Her work evidences an eye for the beauty of the natural world and a knack for getting good performances from her actors. Kawase delivers beautiful paeans to the power of life itself as exemplified here in a story of a French woman who heads to an ancient forest in Japan as she seeks a mysterious herb that can heal many things including, she hopes, an aching pain in her heart.

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This film centres on one conversation between two characters as they wander around a beautiful setting. The closest film that springs to mind is Before Sunrise/Sunset, the only difference being that this film thrives on ambiguity.

Juliette Binoche and William Shimmell
Juliette Binoche and William Shimmell

An English author, James Miller, is in Tuscany to promote a book on authenticity. He joins an unnamed French antiques dealer for a journey through a small town whilst talking art, copies and relationships…

 …and the audience tries to figure out whether they are married or just copying being married. Continue reading “Certified Copy”