Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura

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Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura
CertificateNot Rated
Year2017
GenreDrama, Fantasy
DirectorTakashi Yamazaki
LanguageJapanese
CountryJapan
Running Time2HR 9MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled / PG
SeasonJapan Foundation 2019

Soon after tying the knot with mystery author Masakazu Isshiki (Masato Sakai), young bride Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) finds her new life in old-town Kamakura is steeped in legend as frequent encounters with supernatural creatures become her everyday normalcy.

However, upon waking one day, Masakazu finds his new bride spirited away, seemingly having departed for the afterword. Resonant of Japanese mythology, Masakazu embarks on an epic journey to the other side to bring her back and meet his destiny – but will he succeed?

Takashi Yamazaki offers an offbeat narrative where lore and reality are spun together in this extravagant live-action adaptation of Ryohei Saigan’s fantasy manga, stylised in a distinctively Hollywood mode.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 features thoughtfully selected titles from Japan, all focusing on the theme of ‘Love’ and never before screened in the UK.

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