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Hikari (2017)

A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

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Kitabayashi / Juzo
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Yasuko Ozaki
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Tomoko / Tokie
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Akitoshi
Chihiro Ohtsuka ...
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A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

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A decent film...but certainly not a crowd pleaser
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw RADIANCE at the Philadelphia Film Festival because I liked the writer/director Naomi Kawase's earlier film, SWEET BEAN. I am glad I did...but I also think it's a film that average viewer might struggle to enjoy...though it is well made.

The story concerns a woman whose job it is to provide descriptive captioning for the visually impaired so that they can enjoy movies. She comes in contact with a photographer who is having a hard time admitting he is blind and his life must change.

Overall, this is a lovely but deliberately paced film...with lovely music, nice acting and a story that fortunately avoids the usual clichés associated with films about the disabled.


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