THE TASTE OF TEA by Katsuhito Ishii on UK Blu-ray October 5th
Source: Third Window Films press release
Special Thanks to Adam Torel
UK distributor Third Window Films is pleased to announce the world’s first Blu-ray release of THE TASTE OF TEA (茶の味, Cha no Aji, 2004). Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo.
The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. The summer sun shining gently down, this quiet quintet is transformed into a six-piece when urban-dwelling uncle Ayano (Tadanobu Asano), a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city.
As the lazy days pass by, each member of the family is followed in a series of episodic vignettes.
Official Selection – 2004, Cannes Film Festival
Audience Award – 2004, Entrevues Film Festival
Grand Prix – 2004, Entrevues Film Festival
Best Feature Film – 2004, Hawaii International Film Festival
Best New Actress (Anna Tsuchiya) – 2004, Hochi Film Awards
Orient Express Award – 2004, Sitges Film Festival
Audience Award – 2005, Dejima Japanese Film Festival
Best Asian Film – 2005, Fantasia Film Festival
Fantasia Ground-Breaker Award – 2005, Fantasia Film Festival
Audience Award – 2005, New York Asian Film Festival
Best New Actress (Anna Tsuchiya) – 2005 Kinema Junpo Awards
New Talent Award (Anna Tsuchiya) – 2005, Mainichi Film Award
Festival Prize – 2005, Yokohama Film Festival
THE TASTE OF TEA Blu-ray
Cat No. TWFBD053
Number of Discs: 1
RRP: £19.99 (Approximately $25.08 US)
Release Date: October 5, 2020
Running Time: 143 Minutes
Bonus Features (*in standard definition)
90 minute Making Of
‘Super Big’ – Animation
Reversible sleeve art
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