Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

David Zellner · 2014
105min · DCP
  • Thursday, Mar 28, 2024, 6:15pm
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024, 9:15pm

Long unavailable anywhere, the Zellner Brothers’ cinematic gem KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER returns for a 10th Anniversary Re-Release! A Tokyo office worker (Rinko Kikuchi) finds a battered VHS tape of a fictional film, dontcha know, and becomes convinced the movie’s lost satchel of money is real. Believing she solved the mystery of the buried fortune, she abandons everything and embarks on a quest to frozen Minnesota in search of the mythical treasure, discovering the line between reality and fantasy may be even harder to locate.

In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

CRITIC’S PICK! A delicate, haunting study of a woman who has in several senses lost her way.” Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“In the title role, Kikuchi is impressive, easily handling Kumiko’s comic and more somber sides and never allowing us to settle into a single or simple interpretation of the character.” G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

“It’s an enchanting work, heartbreaking yet wryly amusing… a truly mystifying human puzzle.” Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle