Kamataki

Released March 3rd 2006

A film by Claude Gagnon

Produced by Yuri Yoshimura Gagnon and Samuel Gagnon

With Matt Smiley, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Lisle Wilkerson, Naho Watanabe and Christopher Heyerdahl

Ken, a 22-year-old North American man, lost his father and his desire to live. He attempts suicide but miraculously survives a deadly plunge off a bridge. His mother feels that an estranged Japanese uncle is the only person who can help him find what he has lost. Uncle Takuma is a world famous potter. Eccentric and unpredictable he lives by his own unconventional moral standards. He is an opposite of Ken’s late father. Takuma’s shock treatment of sake, mystery, sexual tension and art succeeds in stirring his nephew’s curiosity. Will those sparks be enough to rekindle Ken’s inner flame and make it as strong as the flame of Takuma’s wood-fired kiln?

CANADA | 2005 | DRAMA, ROMANCE | 110 MINUTES | HD

ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES

Finely crafted, sublimely played
— Eddie Cockrell, Variety