To the Ends of the Earth (2019)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Run Time: 120 min. Rating: NR Language: Japanese, Uzbek
Starring: Adiz Rajabov, Atsuko Maeda, Ryô Kase, Shôta Sometani, Tokio Emoto
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“Gradually incorporates elements of an adventure movie, self-reflexive film shoot, and even musical melodrama. By the end, it’s no less than one of the most moving films Kurosawa has ever made.”
– Lawrence Garcia, AVclub.com
About the film:
Official Selection of Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. Screened as the closing film at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival.
A young Japanese woman named Yoko finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan with a small TV crew to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show.
Originally commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa follows Yoko’s journey of personal growth exploring parts of the country rarely seen on the international stage.
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