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Kotoko - Preview


Preview by Jack Foley

KOTOKO, the ONLY Japanese Film to ever win the ‘best film’ award in the Orrizonti of the Venice Film Festival is released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, October 8, 2012, by Third Window Films.

Starring famous Japanese folk singer Cocco, and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto (etsuo, Snake of June, Vital), Kotoko is an unnerving film about mental instability.

Kotoko (Cocco), a young single mother, lives alone with her baby son. Suffering from an unknown illness that makes her see double – especially people – and not knowing which version of the person is real, it severely impacts her day-to-day life, often leading to her to lash out violently.

As her situation worsens and she becomes a liability, her son is taken from her a put in the care of her sister. Kotoko is left alone with her own thoughts – and for a person with an already broken mind that is a very scary place indeed.

DVD and Blu-ray special features include an exclusive interview with Shinya Tsukamoto, the UK trailer and the Japanese theatrical trailer.

Win Kotoko on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of acclaimed Japanese drama Kotoko on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, October 8, 2012, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on Blu-ray. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Cocco in Kotoko?

Simply send the answer to Kotoko competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Watch the trailer:

Certificate: 18
Running time: 91mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: October 8, 2012