by Chris MaGee
Sometimes writing the J-Film Pow-Wow blog is a little tricky, mostly because I can't always share the news that I've heard from friends and colleagues in the Japanese film industry. When someone tells me that certain things are confidential then that's something I take seriously. Thankfully, this week there was one less piece of news that I have to keep silent about.
UK distributor Third Window Films announced that is has acquired the UK theatrical and DVD rights for Shinya Tsukamoto's latest film "Kotoko". A dark psychological thriller starring Japanese singer/ songwriter Cocco, "Kotoko" has already screened in Toronto, Tokyo and Venice where it picked up the Orizzonti Award at the 68th La Biennale di Venezia.
So when can we expect "Kotoko" from Third Window Films? Third Window president Adam Torel says that he is planning theatrical screenings of the film in August and a DVD release in October. Fans with all region DVD players will be very, very happy to hear this news. I know that more than a few of us here at the Pow-Wow believe that this is one of Tsukamoto's best films.
Thanks to Twitch" and Third Window Films for this story.