Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The World of Kanako LA Premiere

Part of the great line-up of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, say that film festival three times fast, is The World of Kanako. I'm merely reminding you too see it as it seems DraftHouse has already picked to be it's disributor in the US and with their slate of films you have to catch these when they come out.

Tuesday, April 28 9:30 PM Downtown Independent
Synopsis: Fujishima is sucked out of his drunken, sad-sack life when ex-wife Kiriko (Asuka Kurosawa, COLD FISH) calls him up out of the blue with the disturbing news that their daughter Kanako (Nana Komatsu) has disappeared without a trace; he finds out very soon afterwards that his seemingly perfect daughter actually harbors dark secrets of her own. The layers to the real story are slowly peeled back, as Fujishima tangles with a motley set of characters: from a weirdly nonchalant cop (Satoshi Tsumabuki, THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE; THE VANCOUVER ASAHI) and a mysterious detective (Joe Odagiri, I WISH; AIR DOLL), to his daughter’s former teacher (Miki Nakatani, RINGU; SILK), who might be able to provide some clues – Fujishima will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. Set to a hypnotic and frenetic pace, and filled with flashbacks, animated sequences, over- the-top CGI, and bare-knuckled performances, the film feels like a wonderful throwback grindhouse noir and yet feels completely fresh and exhilarating at the same time.