Films We Like presents a Zellner Brothers Film
“A wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story comprised of buried treasure, hand crafts, and a possibly unhealthy obsession with the Coen brothers … and a knockout central performance by Rinko Kikuchi.” - Scott Foundas, Variety
In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.
With KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible
Directors DAVID and NATHAN ZELLNER
Two of the most distinct voices and idiosyncratic personalities in independent cinema today, Austin-based filmmakers, David and Nathan Zellner have written, produced, directed and appeared in numerous award-winning shorts and feature films over the past decade. The Zellners have been a force on the festival circuit dating back to the 2005 short film FLOTSAM/ JETSAM, their first film to premiere at Sundance. Other notable shorts by the Zellners include the acclaimes AFTERMATH ON MEADOWLARK LANE and SASQUATCH BIRTH JOURNAL 2.
Feature films include GOLIATH (2008) and KID-THING (2012).
Running time: 105 minutes
English and Japanese (w English Subtitles)
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Opens April 24
The Vic, Victoria, BC
Opens April 25, 2015
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB