Radiance

Directed by Naomi Kawase
Film Movement
2017
102 Minutes
Japan, France
Japanese
Drama, Romance, Asian
Not Rated
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Misako (Ayame Misaki) is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Nakamori (Masatoshi Nagase), an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Nakamori’s photographs, which strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they learn to see the radiant world that had been invisible to her eyes.

Cast

  • Ayame Misaki
  • Masatoshi Nagase
  • Tatsuya Fuji
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A true gem of a film: a subtle, moving, abstract and emotional exploration of the experience of sensory impairment."
    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa
  • Highest Rating
    "Gentle and delicate, touching and open-hearted."
    David Sexton, London Evening Standard
  • Highest Rating
    "A poignant vision of the power of sight."
    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
  • Highest Rating
    "A finespun exploration of beauty, impermanence and loss. Typically delicate and as gentle as a balm...."
    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "A luminous a piece of filmmaking."
    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

Awards & Recognition

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