Director Kurasawa, best known for his conceptual works in the genre of world cinema, chooses Uzbekistan to implement his new project “TO THE END OF THE EARTH”, based on a young Japanese woman named Yoko who finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show.
It stars Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Tokio Emoto, Adiz Rajabov, and Ryo Kase.
The film was made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan, as well as the 70th anniversary of the Navoi Theater, which was built with the help from Japanese soldiers after the World War II. In the cinema of Uzbekistan, the state plays an important role and is the main customer of feature, documentary and animation films, as well as controls the artistic and moral approach in private cinema.
Viewing at the Cann Festival showed many viewers exactly what Kurosawa intended, emptiness and isolation from the reality of the modern generation of young people, the inability to find oneself in this world and the constant feeling of anxiety.
The picture turned out to be deep and light, it is difficult to trace the entire idea of the director from the first viewing, which prompts us to understand that Kurasawa was once again able to surprise and make us think about what does not happen so often in modern cinema.