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The Shell Collector
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The Shell Collector

シェル・コレクター (Sheru Korekuta)
Thursday, July 21, 2016

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The Shell Collector © 2016 Shell Collector, LLC (USA) and Shell Collector Japan Film Partners.

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North American Premiere
CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION

Introduction and Q&A with director Yoshifumi Tsubota and star Lily Franky, with CUT ABOVE award ceremony, followed by the Underwater Dream Party with a live music performance by The Shell Collectors (Billy Martin, Dana Lyn, and Kato Hideki)!

Living alone along the white sand and turquoise waters of Okinawa is a blind professor (Lily Franky) who spends his days collecting and writing about seashells. His solitude is interrupted when a woman (Shinobu Terajima) washes up unconscious on the shore. Restored to health, the young woman is stung by one of the professor's poisonous shellfish and unexpectedly cured of a rare disease. News about the shellfish's healing power spreads quickly and soon everyone seeks out the professor's cure, including his estranged son (Sosuke Ikematsu). Director Yoshifumi Tsubota delivers a hypnotically beautiful, impressionistic dream of a film that ponders the connection between man and nature. Featuring stunning location cinematography by Akiko Ashizawa and a spare, haunting score by Billy Martin (of Medeski Martin & Wood).

2016. 89 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoshifumi Tsubota. With Lily Franky, Shinobu Terajima, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ai Hashimoto, Akira Fukuhara, Jim Stark.

Adapted from the story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.
 
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