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    Dreamy Sundance Drama 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' Picked up by Amplify

    Amplify has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for the Zellner brothers' Sundance gem "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter."

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    SXSW Review: The Zellners Strike Wonder with 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' Starring Rinko Kikuchi

    Many delightful, haunting things happen in David and Nathan Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” which screens at SXSW 2014. One is that a duo of filmmaking brothers -- moving steadily toward the top of their game after a decade of turning out weird, unique short and feature films -- quote anot...

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    Sundance: Oscar Nominee Rinko Kikuchi on Her Astonishing Performance As 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

    Since netting an Oscar nomination for her astonishing performance as a troubled deaf teenager in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi has remained an active on the English language film front, appearing in Rian Johnson's crime caper "The Brothers Bloom," Guillermo de...

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    How I Shot That: Filming in Japan for Sundance Drama 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

    Cinematographer Sean Porter, whose recent credits include films "It Felt Like Love," "Eden" and "Bass Ackwards" spoke to Indiewire about shooting "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," which plays at Sundance. "Kumiko" follows a Japanese woman who obsesses over an American film and comes to America to try t...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’ Is An Odd, Formally Striking Delight

    Living in a cramped Tokyo apartment while holding down an unfulfilling job, the lonely and disenchanted Kumiko yearns for something deeper in her life. Much of her alienation stems from the weight of expectations around her. An “OL” (office lady) for a Japanese businessman, she mechanically goes thr...

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    Sundance Review: Rinko Kikuchi Is Stunning As Alienated 'Fargo' Superfan In the Zellner Bros.' Strangely Transfixing 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter'

    Austin-based sibling directors David and Nathan Zellner have been cranking out offbeat, surrealist comedy features and shorts that have gained a minor cult following on the film festival circuit for over a decade, but the profoundly engaging "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" successfully broadens their ...

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    On Set: Carl Rinsch's Ambitious Blockbuster '47 Ronin' Starring Keanu Reeves

    Things that have happened in the two-and-a-half years since I was on the set of Universal's hopeful Christmas blockbuster "47 Ronin" in June 2011: A presidential election, a government shutdown, three fall TV seasons, four Marvel movies, two "Fast & Furious" movies, two "Paranormal Activity" movies,...

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    Women to Watch: Director Isabel Coixet and Her New Film Project Starring Dafoe and Binoche

    Continuing with her prolific career Spanish director Isabel Coixet has recently just wrapped up production on her film Learning to Drive starring Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, all before the release of her psychological thriller Another Me this fall via Fox International and starring Sophie ...

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    Watch: 'Pacific Rim' Gag Reel Proves Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Movie Was At Least Fun To Make

    Whether you thought Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was the most original blockbuster of the year (until you saw "Gravity") or a hodgepodge of the director's genre faves that didn't really step outside the clichés of the summer spectacle, there is no doubt that it was a massive undertaking. And w...

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