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VISION

by Naomi Kawase

synopsis

Jeanne, a French journalist, comes to Japan in search of 'Vision', a rare medicinal herb said to strip away all spiritual anguish and weaknesses in human beings. She knows that 'Vision' only appears once every 997 years under special conditions and that time is near. Aki, a wise villager who knows the forest well, prophesies the arrival of the mysterious 'One' and then disappears. Tomo, who was devoted to Aki, works as a keeper of the forests and is beginning to sense, instinctively, recent changes in the mountains. Is there a connection between the disappearance of Aki and the changes taking place in the forest? Will Jeanne succeed in finding the phantom herb Vision? A millennial event is taking place in the Yoshino mountains of Nara, opening a door to the One and the true potential of human existence.

international title: Vision
original title: Vision
country: Japan, France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Naomi Kawase
film run: 109'
release date: FR 28/11/2018
screenplay: Naomi Kawase
cast: Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase
cinematography by: Arata Dodo
film editing: Yoichi Shibuya
music: Makoto Ozone
producer: Naomi Kawase, Marianne Slot
executive producer: Marianne Slot
production: Slot Machine, LDH Japan (JP), Kumie (JP)
distributor: Haut et Court