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FESTIVAL FOCUS: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
7.7
/10
654 Ratings

RADIANCE

Hikari | 光

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Directed by Naomi Kawase
Japan, France, 2017
Drama, Romance
      Japanese
      English & 3 more
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Misako writes voiceovers for vision-impaired film viewers, attempting to conjure the complexity of cinematic images through description alone. While at a panel she meets Masaya—a renowned photographer—who condemns her writing as overly subjective. An unlikely relationship begins to flower.

Our take

Cannes-favorite Naomi Kawase (Still the Water) employs her signature, sensitive style in this deeply-felt relationship drama. A love story brought to life by co-stars Ayame Misaki and regular Jim Jarmusch collaborator Masatoshi Nagase, Radiance is a touching ode to the power of images.

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FESTIVAL FOCUS: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Synopsis

Misako writes voiceovers for vision-impaired film viewers, attempting to conjure the complexity of cinematic images through description alone. While at a panel she meets Masaya—a renowned photographer—who condemns her writing as overly subjective. An unlikely relationship begins to flower.

Our take

Cannes-favorite Naomi Kawase (Still the Water) employs her signature, sensitive style in this deeply-felt relationship drama. A love story brought to life by co-stars Ayame Misaki and regular Jim Jarmusch collaborator Masatoshi Nagase, Radiance is a touching ode to the power of images.

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RadianceDirected byNaomi Kawase
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Cannes Film Festival
2017 | Competition

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