“A wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story.” —Variety
After obsessively watching the Coen brothers’ Fargo, which she believes reveals a treasure map, a Japanese woman becomes fixated on digging up the case of money buried in the movie’s remote, snow-covered landscape. She soon travels to the “New World” to track it down. A meditative tale of hope and tragedy, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter follows her quest through many baffling encounters in Japan as well as film locations in Minnesota. “Kumiko is a poetic stunner, shot through with Zellner Bros’ blend of empathy and black humor but with a new sense of majesty” (Filmmaker Magazine). 2014, DCP, English and Japanese with English subtitles, 105 minutes.
Filmmakers in Conversation
On Friday, September 19, join filmmakers David Zellner and Nathan Zellner, producer Chris Ohlson, and Variety chief film critic Scott Foundas for a post-screening discussion. A Walker Film Society reception follows. Sponsored by the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
On Saturday, September 20, join filmmakers David Zellner and Nathan Zellner and producer Chris Ohlson for a post-screening discussion.