To the Ends of the Earth

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Wed, May 6 12:00 PM
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$5.00
Film Info
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Spotlight: 2020 Vision
Tags:Drama
Adventure
Asian Interest
Comedy Drama
Culture & Society
Journalism
Travel
Road Movie
Release Year:2019
Runtime:120 min
Country/Region:Japan
Uzbekistan
Qatar
Language:Japanese
Uzbek
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kimstim
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JgjkFQNODo
Cast/Crew
Director:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Producer:Eiko Mizuno-Gray
Jason
Gray
Toshikazu Nishigaya
Cinematographer:Akiko Ashizawa
Screenwriter:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Editor:Koichi Takahashi
Composer:Yusuke Hayashi
Principal Cast:Atsuko Maeda
Ryo Kase
Shota Sometani
Adiz Radjabov
Tokio Emoto
Filmography:Cure (1997)
Pulse (2001)
Bright Future (2002)
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Real (2013)
Journey to the Shore (2015)
Daguerrotype (2016)
Creepy (2016)
Before We Vanish (2017)

Description

Available to Watch May 15 at 11:00 AM - May 23 11:59 PM | Access to MSPIFF39 Redefined is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

Please note: The dialogue in Uzbek is intentionally not subtitled. This is an artistic choice by the filmmakers. Celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan, Yoko (J-Pop star Atusko Maeda), a reporter, heads to the landlocked country with a crew to file tourism reports. There, the introverted Yoko harbors a dream of becoming a singer while going through the motions of her job in this faraway, alienating place.

Yoko is wandering in a land scarred by both the Soviets and World War II, a land of myths and the people who live among those myths, a place open to tourism but on its own terms. Undoubtedly weird, To the Ends of the Earth celebrates the beautiful oddity in all of us. “[I]n the most surprising place… [Kurosawa] has found rejuvenation, a thematic space in which his uncommon delicacy and floaty subjectivity can thrive…” --Variety

Director Biography

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa was born in 1955 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. His career is as fascinating as any filmmaker living, with over 20 films over four decades, including Cure (1997), Pulse (2001), Daguerrotype (2016) and Before We Vanish (2017), the last two appearing at MSPFF.


Press

"[I]n the most surprising place… [Kurosawa] has found rejuvenation, a thematic space in which his uncommon delicacy and floaty subjectivity can thrive…" - Variety


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