Japan. Direction: Hideo Nakata. Production: Shigeo Minakami, Reiko Imayasu, Kimio Hara / Kadokawa Daiei Studio, Twins Japan. Screenplay: Noriaki Sugihara. Photography: Takahiro Imai. Music: Shogo Kaida. Edition: Naoko Aono. Cast: Elaiza Ikeda, Takashi Tsukamoto, Hiroya Shimizu, Renn Kiriyama, Rie Tomosaka, Hitomi Sato. Running time: 99 min.
LANGUAGE: Japanese / SUBTITLES: Spanish, English
This mythical figure among the myths of Asian horror films, is back. And we had to make room for her at this year's Festival. Appearing in a white tunic, with her black hair and pale face like the figures form the kabuki theatre. VHS tapes are a thing of the past and today's mobile phones are mini computers. But she is still here. Immutable. In this age of Youtube and likes. She is back and Hideo Nakata is going to tell us about her return. The Nakata of Dark Water (2002), the immense Nakata from the original film, The Ring (that came out 21 years ago!). She's back. And there is a guy crazy to get followers, while her sister Mayu is looking for a girl with post-traumatic amnesia. Sadako is back, the penultimate turn of the screw of this horror series. And yes, she comes out of the well. And the TV.
Photography: © 2019 Sadako Film Partners