Revelator’s Chris Ohlson produced one of the 16 films in this year’s Dramatic Competition at Sundance. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is the story of a lonely Japanese woman who becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried in a fictional film is, in fact, real. Produced by Chris Ohlson and directed by David Zellner, Kumiko premiered at the famous Eccles Theatre in Park City, Utah, to a sold out crowd.
The lead character and the film’s namesake, Kumiko, is played by the amazing Rinko Kikuchi, the incredible Japanese actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 movie Babel. You may also recognize Kikuchi from Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 science fiction action film Pacific Rim. We’re happy to report that Kukimo was awarded the U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score, for the haunting and beautiful music created by Austin-based band, the Octopus Project.
We’re also very excited for Chris and the entire team about the amazing critical response Kumiko is already receiving. Variety calls the film “wonderfully strange,” Entertainment Weekly says the Zellner’s created “a folk hero” and Vice says it’s “filled with offbeat humor, beautiful cinematography, and a psychedelic score, this is one you have to see. ”
Stay tuned for even more details about Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, and more on Revelator’s principal folks in film news very soon. For now, we’re gonna drink a couple of whiskeys and hit those Park City ski slopes. What could go wrong!!??
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