TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari)
Japan/Uzbekistan 2019 | HD Color
Written & Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Produced by Eiko Mizuno-Gray, Jason Gray, Toshikazu Nishigaya
Cast: Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Tokio Emoto, Adiz Radjabov, and Ryo Kase
World-renowned film maker Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest production shot entirely on location in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.
Based on an original screenplay written by Kurosawa, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH tells the story of a young Japanese woman named Yoko who, along with her small TV crew, is in Uzbekistan to shoot the latest segment of the lighthearted travel variety show she hosts. Despite the program’s globe-trotting profile, Yoko has an overly-cautious nature not unlike many Japanese people of her generation. The cultural and personal episodes Yoko experiences throughout her journey change her outlook on life.
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・Locarno Film Festival (international premiere / Piazza Grande closing film)
・Toronto IFF (North American premiere / Masters)
・New York FF (US premiere / Main Slate)
・BFI London FF (UK premiere / Journey)
・Busan IFF (Icons)
・Almaty FF (CIS premiere)
・Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal)