Tuesday, 22nd March: Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (12A)

USA  –  Drama  –  Year: 2014  –  Running time: 105 min

Audience feedback: Rating: ★★★☆☆  (3.08 from 26 responses)

Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

  • ‘Excellent’: 3 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 7 votes
  • ‘Good’: 8 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 3 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 4 votes
  • + 1 comment submitted without a grading

Twenty-nine year old Tokyo office worker Kumiko leads a dull, frustrated and oppressed existence. Rare joy comes from watching a grainy VHS tape of Fargo, particularly the burying of a satchel of money in snowy Minnesota. Then there’s her pet rabbit, Bunzo. When she can stand no more, she embarks on a journey to find the ‘treasure’. A beguiling fable, tragic and uplifting by turns.

A haunting, fantasy adventure for the ages in one of this century’s most breathtaking independent films.
Lindsey Bahr (Associated Press)

Director: David Zellner
Kid-Thing (2012) / Goliath (2008)

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Kumiko the Treasure Hunter 2Selected UK Reviews:

The Telegraph (Mike McCahill)
The Observer (Jonathan Romney)

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