To the Ends of the Earth
Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Japan, Uzbekistan, Qatar | 2019 | 120'
In remote Uzbekistan, Yoko, a young Japanese reporter for junk TV, tries in vain to capture the images of a magic fish. Frustrated by her work, the young woman constantly puts herself to the test and ends up by getting into trouble, including with the police. Pushing herself beyond her emotional and geographical borders, Yoko gradually gets back in touch with herself.
Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Adiz Rajabov, Ryo Kase
Tokyo Theatres Free Stone Productions
Loaded Films Ltd.
Best Supporting Actor (Asian Film Awards 2020)
Kiyoshi Kurosawa was born in 1955. Pulse was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Tokyo Sonata (2008) won the Jury Prize in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section, and Best Film at the 2009 Asian Film Awards. Kurosawa's miniseries Penance (2011) was screened out of competition at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. Recent works include Journey to the Shore (2014), winner of Best Director in Cannes' Un Certain Regard and Daguerreotype (2016), Kurosawa's first overseas production, with a French cast and crew.
2019 - To the Ends of the Earth, ff
2015 - Journey to the Shore, ff
2008 - Tokyo Sonata, ff
2001 - Pulse, ff
1997 - Cure, ff