Monday, March 16, 2015

'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' Review

One of the hits of last year's Sundance Film Festival, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter finally arrives in theaters this week. Supposedly based on a true story, the film relates the strange tale of a Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who travels to America convinced that Fargo was nonfiction, hoping to locate the money Steve Buscemi's character buried in a field by the highway. Kumiko doesn't always work, but it's distinctly the vision of its filmmakers, David and Nathan Zellner. I reviewed the curiosity for Paste.