To the Ends of the Earth:

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Museum Films is partnering with KimStim to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share New York and Toronto Film Festival highlight To the Ends of the Earth, a beautifully crafted travel drama from Japanese master Kiyoshi Kurosawa. 

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“Winding through the fabled landscape of the Silk Road, along the bustling streets of Tashkent and the vaunted marvels of Samarkand, Japanese master of horror and suspense, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, takes a welcome detour on the route to new cinematic adventures.

Yoko (Atsuko Maeda in her third collaboration with Kurosawa) is a cautious, introverted, and determined host of a popular TV travel show. On assignment in Uzbekistan — accompanied by her cynical director (Shota Sometani), a cameraman (Ryo Kase), an AD (Tokio Emoto), and a local Japanese speaking guide (Adiz Radjabov) — she searches for a mythical, fish, samples culinary delicacies, and seeks out other wonders in a land that often appears strange and hostile. But everything goes wrong. She’s unable to find the fish, she almost chokes on half-cooked food, and, frustrated by the failed filming, decides to set aside her host duties and take a stroll on her own. Lost in the streets of a foreign city, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her fears and hidden aspirations.

A brilliant mix of black comedy, travelogue, drama, and adventure-imbued mockery of showbiz, To the Ends of the Earth is a journey through displacement and the unfamiliar to a place of self-discovery. Although it’s a departure from his earlier work, the film contains the expected detail of the director’s finely tuned mise en scène. Balancing cultural clashes and exotic charm, Kurosawa arrives at fascinating, novel results with warm — at times hilarious — storytelling and stunningly composed visuals.” -TIFF


Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 2019 | In  Japanese and Uzbek with English subtitles | 120 minutes | NR 

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