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FILM SCREENINGS

FEATURE FILM

BLOOD

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Uncompromising Artistic Vision

Widow Chloe (Carla Juri) travels to Japan for work where she is welcomed by an old friend, Toshi (Takashi Ueno). Sliding between the melancholy of loss and the awe of perspectives changed, Chloe wanders an unfamiliar landscape where love has carved all the guiding grooves. blood explores the site where fragile love can emerge from immovable pain. With quiet restraint, fresh rhythm, and unforgettably rich performances, this subtle study of togetherness and apartness captures the vibrancy of internal life. Writer-director-producer Bradley Rust Gray observes the resilience of life and love, the surprise of desire, the barriers of language, and the staggering impact of relationship.

In this tacitly potent piece, Gray proves the gentle power of his directorial hand. Blood marks the return of partners and longtime collaborators Gray and So Yong Kim to the Sundance Film Festival after the world premiere of Lovesong (co-written by the duo and directed by Kim) in 2016. Their deft understanding of romance and finely tuned meditative style is displayed gorgeously by this new work.

MEET THE DIRECTOR

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Bradley Rust Gray

Bradley Rust Gray’s short film hITCH appeared at Sundance and the New York Film Festival. His features include Salt (winner of Caligari Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival), The Exploding Girl, and Jack & Diane. Gray also produced and co-edited four features made by his partner, So Yong Kim: In Between Days, Treeless Mountain, For Ellen, and Lovesong.

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SCREENING TIME

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2022 | 18.00

CREDITS

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Carla Juri
Takashi Ueno
Sachiko Ohshima
Bradley Rust Gray
Bradley Rust Gray
So Yong Kim
Jonathon Komack Martin
Alex Orlovsky
Elika Portnoy
David Urrutia
Blake Goza
Kiyoshi Inoue
Sólmundur Björnsson
Takaharu Inagaki
Bradley Rust Gray
Susan E. Kim
Daníel Bjarnason
Eric Lin
Jenny Jue
Kei Kawamura
Jessica Kelly
USA
English, Japanese, Icelandic, German (with English subtitles)
111 minutes

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