Ottawa Premeire the Week of April 17th!
When feudal lord Itakura Katsuakira decides to prepare his samurai troops for the onslaught of modernization by having them compete in a marathon, his independent-minded daughter Yuki secretly joins the race.
Japanese with English subtitles.
From the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival award winning director of Candyman, Immortal Beloved, and Anna Karenina! Featuring an original score from Philip Glass, 3x Oscar nominated composer of Kundun, The Hours, and Notes on a Scandal!
Hochi Film Awards: Best Actor (Takeru Satoh) nominee!
Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival: Best Motion Picture nominee!
“A measured and intricate depiction of a timeless fight for honour and culture in ever-changing times. Well worth your time.” (Hey U Guys)
“It’s undeniably enjoyable stuff…Behind the camera talent is top tier.” (Screen International)
“a fascinating piece of history” (Film Pulse)