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Still the Water

Still the Water


On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. Read more …

During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love. 

The critical consensus

While beautiful, early scenes of shocking violence give way to philosophising and gauche symbolism.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 29/06/2015

Serene and engaging, if a little indulgent, Naomi Kawase’s feature is a prose-poem about death and love.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 02/07/2015

Kawase’s imagery is haunting but oblique, resulting in a film that’s beautiful to look at, but a tad baffling.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 04/07/2015

Love, death and the raging sea are harmonised into a heady whole in this Japanese drama.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 05/07/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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