‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’

11189963_oriI do not share the love for this film as bestowed by the critics.

Kumiko The Treasure Hunter is one of those ‘stereotypical arthouse’ films that, whilst at times is quite beautiful and engaging, leaves you thinking WTF???

The drabness of Tokyo is juxtaposed with a wintry Minnesota and Kumiko herself dressed in red (a more than passing reference to the fantasies of Little Red Riding Hood) provide, at times, opportunities for beautiful cinematography. But it’s not a film to warm to. And even a lovely central performance by Oscar-nominated Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, 47 Ronin)  would ultimately try the patience of a saint….

Rating: 49%

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