Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Takes Kurosawa's 'The Woman in the Silver Plate'

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Takes Kurosawa's 'The Woman in the Silver Plate'

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Celluloid Dreams has picked up sales on Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's upcoming French-language fantasy tale The Women In The Silver Plate starring Olivier Gourmet and Tahar Rahim.

Gourmet plays Stephane, a former fashion photographer obsessed with an old 19th century photography technique, said to have given eternal after-life to the souls of the people whose image it captured.

Rahim plays Jean, a new assistant, who quickly falls under the spell of Marie, Stephane's only daughter and model. When Marie takes a mysterious fall one evening, the difference between image and reality becomes much harder to decipher.

Kurosawa's first French language film, it is currently in post-production having shot earlier this year on the outskirts of Paris.

It is produced by Paris-based Michiko Yoshitake of Film-in-Evolution and Jérôme Dopffer Les Productions Balthazar are co-producing with Tokyo-based Bitters End, with the backing of Franco-German broadcaster Arte. …

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