TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Japan 120 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Yoko hosts a popular global travel show yet is cautious and insular like many young Japanese. But she has a bigger dream. On assignment in Uzbekistan, Yoko and her small TV crew attempt to catch a mythical fish but fail. They also film segments in Samarkand but feel it’s lacking. Indifferent to her job, Yoko prefers texting her boyfriend in Tokyo. At night, she comes across a tied up goat and suggests releasing it on camera. The plan goes awry and Yoko feels indignant and naive. The team move to Tashkent where Yoko wanders into an opulent theatre, fantasizing she’s on stage. She confides her ambitions to her cameraman but admits her heart’s not ready. While filming, Yoko’s timid nature inadvertently gets her in trouble with the police. At the station she hears of a disaster in Tokyo and realizes how important human communication truly is. Some of the team return to Japan but Yoko stays. As she ventures into the mountains she sings from the heart and her spirit is freed.

Themes

Asian CinemaRoad Movie

Director

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1955) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre.

Filmography: Le secret de la chambre noire (2016), Creepy (2016), Journey to the Shore (2015), Real (2014), Seventh Code (2013), Tokyo Sonata (2008), Loft (2005), Bright Future (2002), Pulse (2001), Retribution (2006), Cure (1997).

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Film information

Int. title: Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari
Address: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Script: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Contact: Free Stone Productions
With: Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Adiz Rajabov, Ryo Kase
Country: Japan
Year: 2019
Format: Digital
Length: 120 min
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2020

Poster

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH