Still the Water. 2014. Japan/France/Spain. Directed by Naomi Kawase. With Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Tetta Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsuda. In Japanese; English subtitles. 116 min.
The Japanese island of Amami has traditions that go back to ancient times, including shamanism and a night of dances during the August full moon, during which teenager Kaito finds a dead body in the sea. Frightened, he tries to comprehend what has happened, while his new girlfriend, Kyoko must come to terms with her mother’s death. Courtesy of MK2.