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Daguerreotype

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Le secret de la chambre noire, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, France/Belgium/Japan 2016, 131 min., DCP, French w/subtitles)

Through a Lens Darkly | Rochester Premiere. Jean is looking for work when he lucks upon an interesting position as an assistant to photographer Stéphane, who uses a large-scale studio to create life-size daguerreotypes. Stéphane, who has lost his wife, has become increasingly detached from society, dedicated to the pursuit of re-creating an image of his dead wife using his grown daughter Marie as a model. He requires her to sit still for hours at a time, and though she consents to these dangerous sessions, she also wants her father to be able to move on and find peace. When Jean discovers that the house they work in can be valuable as real estate, a plan takes shape . . .