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RIFF 2022

Blood

112.63 minutes | United States | 2021

Synopsis

After the death of her husband, a young woman travels to Japan where she finds solace in an old friend. But when his comfort turns into affection, she realizes she must give herself permission before she can fall in love again.

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Director’s Bio

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Gray is a Fulbright scholar and DAAD German Arts recipient who has graduate degrees from USC and the British Film Institute in London. His short road movie hITCH, about two young men on a personal journey premiered at the New York Film Festival, won an award at Sundance, and was distributed by Stand Releasing. His first feature Salt, about a girl who falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend, was set in a remote Icelandic fishing village. The film explores Icelandic fairytale themes with a documentary approach to create natural performances by non-actors in their native language. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival where it won the Caligari Film Prize for inventive filmmaking. His second feature, The Exploding Girl, set in New York City is about an epileptic young woman who falls in love with her best friend. Zoe Kazan’s quietly powerful performance garnered her the Best Actress prize at Tribeca Film Festival. The film was released by Adam Yauch’s Oscilloscope Laboratories. His third feature Jack & Diane, a love story about a teenage girl whose inner terrors over falling in love manifests itself in a terrifying creature, stars Riley Keough, Juno Temple, and Kylie Minogue. He appeared on Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Filmmakers to Watch” and in Phaidon’s “Take 100: The Future of Film: 100 New Directors”. Gray has also produced and co-edited four feature films made by his partner, So Yong Kim: In Between Days, Treeless Mountain, For Ellen, and Lovesong.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2021
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    112.63 minutes
  • Languages:
    English, Japanese
  • Countries:
    United States
  • Premiere:
    European Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Bradley Rust Gray
  • Screenwriter:
    Bradley Rust Gray
  • Producer:
    David Urrutia, Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim, Elika Portnoy, Alex Orlovsky, Jonathon Martin
  • Cast:
    Carla Juri, Takashi Ueno, Issey Ogata, Gustaf Skarsgard, Futaba Okazaki, Sachiko Ohsima

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