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The Zellner Bros. On 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter,' Their Ode to Exploration
To this day, David and Nathan Zellner talk about epic odysseys and unexplored lands in a wistful tenor. It’s as if they lament losing their curiosity to GPS devices and Google Maps. “There’s no real mystery left with the world anymore,” says Nathan Zellner. “Everything is mapped out.” So when the Sundance vets and filmmaking brothers came across a 2001 news story describing a Japanese woman on an intercontinental expedition to uncover a treasure in Minnesota, something sparked.
March Now Playing: 'It Follows,' 'Kumiko,' and more
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, the Zellner Brothers' mythical, Fargo-influenced drama leads a batch of Sundance-supported releases hitting theaters this month. Kumiko premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and screened at last summer's Sundance NEXT FEST. David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, a brazenly creepy teen horror also comes to the screen after premiering at Cannes and screening in Sundance's Midnight section.