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Still the Water

Naomi Kawase / JP, 2014 / 121 min.

Two teens on a subtropical Japanese island find comfort together, as they face both a family tragedy and the devastating forces of nature. This wise, serene film was in competition in Cannes.

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To accompany the VR experience Missing Pictures, in which Naomi Kawase talks about never-made romantic comedy Oh Debu, Eye is screening her dreamy, tender film Still the Water. Filmmaking poet Kawase (The Mourning Forest) transports us to the Japanese subtropical island of Amami-Oshima, where villagers live in harmony with the unpredictable rhythms of nature – sometimes pleasant and life-giving, sometimes violent and destructive.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearPersons under 9 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language


Naomi Kawase

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Original title

Futatsume no mado


121 min.







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Missing Pictures

For every film completed, dozens of potential films fall by the wayside and never make it onto the big screen. In the VR experience Missing Pictures, Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Naomi Kawase, and Lee Myung-Se give us a guided tour of a story they were not able to tell.

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campaign image Xtended: Missing Pictures; still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)
still from Still the Water (Naomi Kawase, JP 2014)
still from Still the Water (Naomi Kawase, JP 2014)
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