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  • Jennifer Green

Review: Radiance

The Japanese film Radiance offers a mesmerizing but melancholy meditation on finding hope and meaning in life, and the power of photography as well as moving images to capture this. The film premiered at Cannes in 2017, where it won the Ecumenical Jury Prize, and has now been picked up by Film Movement for an April 28 release Stateside. It’s a bonus, then, to have access to this entry in director Naomi Kawase’s filmography, which includes other Cannes premieres like Still the Water(2014), Sweet Bean (2015) and True Mothers (2020).

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Images courtesy of Film Movement.

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