With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DAGUERROTYPE opens on VOD on Tuesday, November 7th

UNDER THE MILKY WAY
Presents
(Photo Credit: Under The Milky Way)
Daguerrotype / Le secret de la chambre noire
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, and Oliver Gourmet 
France/Belgium/Japan, 2016, 131 minutes
In French with English subtitles

From acclaimed Japanese master Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Creepy, Pulse), comes Daguerrotype, a classic ghost story bent through the lens of one of the most singular horror visionaries at work today. It will open on VOD Nationwide on Tuesday, November 7 on all major platforms including iTunes, Sony, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vimeo, and various other cable operators.

Jean (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet), a young Parisian with few skills and even fewer prospects, seems an unlikely candidate for assistant to famed photographer Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet), an obsessive perfectionist living in isolation since his wife’s unexpected death. Yet he soon finds himself in his new employer’s vast, decaying mansion, helping to create life-sized daguerrotypes so vivid they seem almost to contain some portion of their subjects’ souls.

Their model is most often Stéphane’s daughter and muse, Marie (Constance Rousseau), and as she and Jean fall in love they realize they must hatch a plot to leave Stéphane’s haunted world forever. But is there something malevolent within the massive daguerrotypes that will prevent their escape?

Daguerrotype was an official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

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