Le Secret de la chambre noire
France, Japan, Belgium | 2016 | 131’ | DCP | Color | French | Group: C
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
From acclaimed Japanese master Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse), comes Daguerreotype, a classic ghost story bent through the lens of one of the most singular horror visionaries at work today.
Jean (Tahar Rahim), a young Parisian with few skills and even fewer prospects, seems an unlikely candidate for assistant to famed photographer Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet), an obsessive perfectionist living in isolation since his wife’s unexpected death. Yet he soon finds himself in his new employer’s vast, decaying mansion, helping to create life-sized daguerreotypes so vivid they seem almost to contain some portion of their subjects’ souls. Their model is most often Stéphane’s daughter and muse, Marie (Constance Rousseau), and as she and Jean fall in love they realize they must hatch a plot to leave Stéphane’s haunted world forever. But is there something malevolent within the massive daguerreotypes that will prevent their escape?
*Hong Kong / Macao Premiere
|Dec 11 (Sun)||7:30pm||UA Galaxy|
|Producer||Michiko Yoshitake, Jérôme Dopffer|
|Cast||Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet, Constance Rousseau,|
|Malik Zidi, Mathieu Amalric|
|Scriptwriter||Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Eleonore Mahmoudian, Catherine Paillé|
|Production Design||Pascale Consigny, Sébastien Danos|
|Sound||Erwan Kerzanet, Emmanuel de Boissieu|
|Production||Les Productions Balthazar, Film-In-Evoltion,|
|Frakas Productions, Bitters End, Arte|
|World Sales||Celluloid Dreams|