After the great news of Shinya Tsukamoto’s Gemini getting a release, Third Window Films have announced the news of another Japanese cult flick coming our way. Katsuhito Ishii‘s The Taste Of Tea 2004 award winning film, 16 years after it’s world premiere at Cannes film festival will be released on Blu-ray for the first time.
Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo.
Watch the film’s official Trailer…
The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. The summer sun shining gently down, this quiet quintet is transformed into a six-piece when urban-dwelling uncle Ayano (Tadanobu Asano), a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city.
As the lazy days pass by, each member of the family is followed in a series of episodic vignettes.
Extra features (*in standard definition):
90 minute Making Of
‘Super Big’ – Animation
Reversible sleeve art