To The Ends Of The Earth 『旅のおわり世界のはじまり』

  • Drama, 2019
  • 2h 0m

This film is eligible for the Kobayashi Audience Choice Award. After viewing please rate this film here.

Though Yoko dreams of becoming a singer, she has resigned herself to life as a television reporter on a travel reality show. In search of a mystical fish, she and her crew visit an area in Uzbekistan which had prospered as a hub on the Silk Road. One day after filming Yoko wanders off into town and is drawn by a faint singing voice to a beautiful theatre and soon after her world begins to unravel. An entertaining and often very funny tale of culture clash; at the same time a penetrating depiction of a young woman’s alienation and anxiety that finds director Kurosawa’s craft exploring new, mysterious, and deeply emotional realms.

© 2019 “To the Ends of the Earth” Film Partners / UZBEKKINO

国内外で活躍する黒沢清監督がウズベキスタンに1ヶ月滞在して撮影され た本作は第72回ロカルノ国際映画祭でクロージング作品として上映され 盛況を博した。

テレビリポータを務める葉子は巨大な湖に棲む“幻の怪魚” を探すため、番組クルーと共に、かつてシルクロードの中心地として栄えたこの地を訪れる。収録を重ねるが、約束どおりにはいかない異国でのロケで、いらだちを募らせるスタッフ。ある日の撮影が終わり、ひとり街に出た彼女は、聞こえてきた微かな歌声に誘われ美しい装飾の施された劇場に迷い込む。そして扉の先で、夢と現実が交差する不思議な経験をする。彼女が、旅の果てで出会ったものとは…?

監督:黒沢清

出演:前田敦子、加瀬亮、染谷将太、柄本時生、アディズ・ラジャボフ

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Director

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

Subtitles

English

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