Airing at December 11, 2020 in theaters
“Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari”
Yoko (Atsuko Maeda) travels with a small crew to Uzbekistan (Akiko Ashizawa) to shoot an episode of her travel reality show. In front of the camera, her persona is carefree and happy-go-lucky, but behind the scenes she is cautious and introverted. Despite her best efforts, the filming of the television series ends unsuccessfully, and frustrated by the failure, she sets off into the mysterious country.
Lost in the streets of Tashkent, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her deepest fears and hidden aspirations. A brilliant mix of black comedy, travelogue, drama, and adventure-imbued showbiz satire, To the Ends of the Earth—commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan—chronicles the journey of a young woman from displacement to self-discovery. A KimStim release.
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Shôta Sometani, Tokio Emoto, Adiz Rajabov, Ryô Kase