To the Ends of the Earth

December 18, 2020
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In this international co-production by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata), a young television host named Yoko (former AKB48 idol Atsuko Maeda) is sent to Uzbekistan with a small crew to shoot an episode for a travel show. Despite her smiling on-camera persona, Yoko struggles to overcome her feelings of displacement and insecurity as the problem-laden shoot becomes increasingly difficult. A wonderfully unconventional, reflexive and quietly humorous travelogue drama that takes unexpected detours from scene to scene, To the Ends of the Earth finds Kurosawa exploring exciting new directions while maintaining his masterful formal style and idiosyncratic point of view.

2019. 120 min. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Starring Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Adiz Radjabov, Tokio Emoto, Ryo Kase.

Tickets: $10 / 20% off members

Japan Society Film’s programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masako H. Shinn, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, George Gallagher, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, and Masu Hiroshi Masuyama.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • December 18, 2020 – May 31, 2021