4 Jul 2018

Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016)

☼☼☼☼☼☼(☼) out of 10☼

Kiyoshi Kurosawa brings a hefty dose of Japanese meticulousness and dense, somewhat eerie, almost stifling atmosphere to his francophone debut - the chic modern gothic Daguerrotype (aka The Woman in the Silver Plate / Le Secret de la chambre noire) which provides us with a handsomely produced, exquisitely lensed and wonderfully acted tale of obsession (with women, outdated contraptions and art of photography) that unfortunately fails to send shivers down the viewer's spine and to maintain the same level of investment in the unapologetically brooding proceedings after reaching its peak in the mid-section.

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