TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Japan, Uzbekistan, Qatar
Scriptwriter: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Yoko hosts a hit travel show, but she’s an insular person who holds onto a bigger dream. On assignment in Uzbekistan things don’t go as planned. In Samarkand, she feels sorry for a tied up goat, in Tashkent, Yoko wanders into an opulent theatre, fantasizing she’s on stage, while filming at a bazaar, Yoko’s timid nature gets her in trouble with the police…Some of the team return to Japan but Yoko stays. As she ventures into the mountains, her spirit is freed.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa was born in 1955 in the Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He began making 8mm films while a student at Rikkyo University. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his contribution to the Japanese horror genre. His films have been nominated and took awards at the major film festivals including Cannes, Locarno etc.
Director’s Filmography (selected)
2019 To the End of the Earth