Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Actor-director David Zellner and his co-writing brother Nathan have been staples on the outer reaches of the American indie filmmaking scene for a while now, though none of their films – ‘Frontier’, ‘Goliath’ or ‘Kid-Thing’ – have received a proper UK release. We imagine that’ll change with ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’, the brothers’ highest-profile effort to date. Riding high after last year’s ‘Pacific Rim’, Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi plays the title character, a lonely office worker who becomes convinced that she’s found a clue to buried treasure. The only problem – she’s in Japan, and it’s in North Dakota. An off-beam tale of obsession, melancholy and life in the wilderness, this sounds like an unusual, enticing treat.