Dream of Illumination

  |  Book Tickets: 21/08/2018
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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A story about an estate agent who has considerable power over his town due to exploiting an accident. Noboru Ueda moved to Rokujou four years ago, and has been selling "The Certain Land" in the town to foreigner investors, one after another. Ueda is the scorn of the dwindling population of farmers stuck in debt and harbouring provincial attitudes toward outsiders. His only daughter Nana is about to finish high school, and as she considers her next step, her father reveals the secret trauma linking him to this land and its people. Writer/director Thunder Sawada’s critical examination of rural life and the inevitability of change boasts a warmly authentic cast, gorgeous B&W cinematography, and a trembling, moody score. Japan 2017 Thunder Sawada 91m