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CJS Art of the Camera Film Series | To the Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari)

2019. 120 minutes. Drama. NR. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
3:00-5:30 PM
Screening Room Off Campus Location
Yoko (Atsuko Maeda in her third collaboration with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa) is a cautious, introverted, and determined to 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.

Cinematographer: Akiko Ashizawa

Read more about the film, including ratings, at the IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8681422/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Full series details and film trailers here: https://www.michtheater.org/cinematography/
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street
Cost: Ticket prices are determined by the Michigan Theater.
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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