SXSW Review: The Zellners Strike Wonder with 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' Starring Rinko Kikuchi

SXSW Review: The Zellners Strike Wonder with 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' Starring Rinko Kikuchi
Many delightful, haunting things happen in David and Nathan Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” which screens at SXSW 2014. One is that a duo of filmmaking brothers -- moving steadily toward the top of their game after a decade of turning out weird, unique short and feature films -- quote another duo of filmmaking brothers, who have been at the top of the their game for decades.In “Kumiko,” the young woman of the title (played with heartbreaking resilience by Rinko Kikuchi) lives in Japan, a depressed outsider who doesn’t fit in at her office job, where a domineering boss treats her as his servant and her co-workers giggle about their latest eye-lash perms. Kumiko has no boyfriend or partner, seemingly no friends (except her chubby pet rabbit), and a strained relationship with her mother, who we only hear nagging her over the phone. But Kumiko has an abundant
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