Last year’s HIFF 2009 brought a significant amount success stories that are making 2010 a fabulous year for film (PRECIOUS, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH, etc, etc, ETC)
One in particular, HARIMAYA BRIDGE (2009), has finally had it’s closing week at Dole Theaters after an astonishing seven week release following the footsteps of DEPARTURES (featured at HIFF 2008).
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In this film, father Daniel Holder deals with the death of his son by traveling to Japan to claim his son’s artwork. As you can imagine, there is a loss of translation and more than a handful of cultural differences–they take their shoes off here and I find that weird, kinda thing–in spite of everything, Daniel learns more about his son than originally planned while still grieving over their tumultuous relationship.
To catch a glimpse, we’ll just now have to wait for it’s DVD release (or Netflix release if you’re like me and hate going outside) which is scheduled to come out sometime in Fall 2010.