SNOW WOMAN

By Kiki SUGINO

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Fantasy - Completed 2016

The film is a reinterpretation of “Yuki-Onna”, from Lafcadio Hearn’s “Kwaidan”, a book of Japanese ghost stories. Sugino directs and plays the titular lead in her third directorial feature.

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& Awards

Tokyo International Film Festival 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Horror, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kiki SUGINO
    • Synopsis
    • One snowy night, in a mountain hut, Minokichi, a hunter, sees a snow woman killing his mentor Mosaku. “Should you tell anyone, I will take your life” she says, then drifts off. A year later, Minokichi meets and marries a beauty named Yuki. She bears him a daughter, Ume. 14 years pass and Ume blossoms into a radiant lady who befriends the sickly Mikio, the village leader’s son and Mosaku’s distant relative. Mikio soon dies in the same hut as Mosaku, with his body showing the same frostbite scars. Minokichi is reminded of that horrid night, and wonders what it was that he saw, and who Yuki really is.
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