Still the Water
|Still the Water|
|Directed by||Naomi Kawase|
|Written by||Naomi Kawase|
|Edited by||Tina Baz|
|Distributed by||Asmik Ace|
Still the Water (2つ目の窓 Futatsume no mado) is a 2014 Japanese romance film directed by Naomi Kawase. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Kawase has described the film as her "masterpiece", deserving of the Palme d'Or and states: "This is the first time that I have said this about a film. After the Camera d'Or and the Grand Prix, there is nothing I want more than the Palme d'Or. I have my eyes on nothing else."
- Nijiro Murakami
- Jun Yoshinaga
- Tetta Sugimoto
- Miyuki Matsuda
- Makiko Watanabe
- Jun Murakami
- Hideo Sakaki
- Fujio Tokita
Reviewing it at Cannes, Nikola Grozdanovic at Indiewire gave it a B+, stating that "'Still The Water' is a spectacle for the senses, which, if there is any justice, will be remembered as one of the greater films of the competition." In The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw gave it 3 out of 5 stars and stated, "Kawase's film is sometimes beautiful and moving but I couldn't help occasionally finding it a little contrived and self-conscious." In Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave the film a rating of 2 out of 10, calling it "more empty, pretentious ramblings from self-styled auteur Kawase Naomi".
- "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- "TIFF Adds 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Two Days, One Night,' Reveals 5 More Lineups". Indiewire. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "Naomi Kawase: 'masterpiece' worth the Palme D'Or". Agence France-Presse. 10 May 2014.
- "Lecture on cinematography in Amami by director Kawase" (in Japanese). Amami Online. 2014-05-20.
- "News, HASIKEN official" (in Japanese). Hasiken. 2014-05-20.
- Grozdanovic, Nikola. "Cannes Review: Naomi Kawase's 'Still The Water' Is A Spectacle For The Senses". Indiewire. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- Bradshaw, Peter (20 May 2014). "Cannes 2014 review: Still the Water - come on in, the daughter's lovely". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- Derek Elley (21 May 2014). "Still the Water". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2014.