First Teaser for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘The Woman in the Silver Plate’ Starring Tahar Rahim and Mathieu Amalric

Written by on June 9, 2016 

The Woman in the Silver Plate

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is on quite the roll: nine months after Journey to the Shore and four since Creepy premiered, both of which we highly recommend, we have a new teaser for his French-language debut, The Woman in the Silver Plate, which collects some of the country’s best actors — Tahar Rahim, Mathieu Amalric, Olivier Gourmet (Belgian, albeit French-speaking), and Constance Rousseau (Simon Killer) — for (surprise!) an eerie tale involving the mystical and unknown.

Aside from a likely festival appearance, the thing’s still some ways off — a French theatrical release won’t be underway until late November, and there’s no U.S. distributor yet announced — but at least we have a teaser. However brief, it’s a cinematographic and formal beauty, perhaps early evidence that Kurosawa’s transition to a new language and continent hasn’t dulled the man’s intoxicating sense for capturing images.

See the preview below (via Cine Maldito and Film De Culte):

Synopsis:

A former fashion photographer, Stephane works obsessively in an old 19th-century photography technique, said to have given eternal after-life to the souls of the people whose image it captured. Jean, a young man desperate for inspiration in his life, becomes Stephane’s assistant. He quickly feels captured himself by Marie, Stephane’s only daughter and model. But after Marie takes a mysterious fall one evening, the difference between image and reality becomes much harder to decipher.

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