Shortly after screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s French-language horror film Daguerrotype has received an official stateside release date.
Directed by Kurosawa, the film stars Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet, and Constance Rousseau.
Jean (Tahar Rahim), a young Parisian with few skills and even fewer prospects, seems an unlikely candidate for assistant to famed photographer Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet), an obsessive perfectionist living in isolation since his wife’s unexpected death. Yet he soon finds himself in his new employer’s vast, decaying mansion, helping to create life-sized daguerrotypes so vivid they seem almost to contain some portion of their subjects’ souls.
Their model is most often Stéphane’s daughter and muse, Marie (Constance Rousseau), and as she and Jean fall in love they realize they must hatch a plot to leave Stéphane’s haunted world forever. But is there something malevolent within the massive daguerrotypes that will prevent their escape?
Daguerrotype hits VOD on November 7th.