In Naomi Kawase’s gentle, thoughtful story, a photographer with deteriorating eyesight meets a woman who writes audio descriptions for the visually impairedNaomi Kawase’s delicate movie Radiance lowers its eyes humbly in the presence of blindness with this story of a young woman employed to write movie audio commentary for visually impaired people, who falls in love with the semi-sighted photographer on the advisory panel offering guidance on her script.Radiance attempts to find in this a metaphor for the act of noticing, for the need to communicate and the need to imagine what other people think, see and feel. Related: Sweet Bean review – Japanese foodie movie with an insipid flavour Continue reading…

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