We just debuted our list of the movies we’re hoping will hit Cannes, and while Naomi Kawase‘s “Radiance” didn’t make the main list, that doesn’t mean we’re not still eagerly awaiting what the Japanese filmmaker has on the horizon. And now we have our first taste.

Starring Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, and Tatsuya Fuji, the film details the relationship that develops between a filmmaker and an older photographer, who is starting to lose his eyesight. Here’s the official synopsis:

Misako is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Masaya, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Masaya’s photographs, who will strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they will learn to see the radiant world that was invisible to her eyes.

Kawase is a Cannes staple, and won the Grand Jury Prize in 2007 with “The Mourning Forest.” And with “Radiance” slated to open in Japan on May 24th, you can probably place a strong bet it’ll hit the Croisette first. [Cine Maldito]
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