We recently profiled 15 Filmmakers At The Forefront Of The TV Revolution, and a filmmaker headed to the small screen before many of the directors on that list is Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Back in 2012, he brought the five-part “Penance” to Japanese television, and later it screened internationally at the Venice Film Festival, TIFF and more. It’s taken a couple of years, but now you’ll be able to experience the drama on the big screen, and today we have an exclusive clip from the series.
Starring Kyoko Koizumi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yu Aoi, Eiko Koike, Sakura Ando, Chizuru Ikewaki, Mirai Moriyama, Kenji Mizuhashi, Ryo Kase, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Ayumi Ito, Hirofumi Arai and Tetsushi Tanaka, and based on the novel by Kanae Minato, the story centers around the kidnapping and killing of a young girl named Emili. Her grief-stricken mother Asako, frustrated at the crime going unsolved, lays the burden on the four girls who discovered Emili’s body to track down the killer, and face the curse of “penance.” And this will lead to tragic consequences. And in the exclusive scene below, you can see Asako confront the girls and tell them what they must do to see that justice is served.
“Penance” will open for a one-week run at Cinema Village in New York City on November 14th. Watch below.