KUMIKO Finds Fargo…At Last!

KUMIKO Finds Fargo...At Last! 1

The Fargo Film Festival is proud to announce the regional premiere of the critically acclaimed new feature KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER. The film will screen at 3:30pm on Saturday, March 7th at the Fargo Theatre.

After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it was received a Special Jury Prize, KUMIKO went on to receive two Independent Spirit Award nominations (Best Director, David Zellner and Best Female Lead, Rinko Kikuchi).

Fargo audiences have this unique opportunity to see KUMIKO before its national theatrical release throughout March and April. Tickets go on sale February 23rd at the Fargo Theatre box office.

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER will be released theatrically via Amplify Releasing on March 18th.


In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, an introverted office worker whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of the Coen Brothers’ movie Fargo, which she mistakes for a documentary. She fixates on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, Kumiko leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.

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