TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH – Review by Diane Carson

Seldom do films have as significant a catalyst as Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s beguiling To the Ends of the Earth. Commissioned to celebrate twenty-five years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan and the seventy year anniversary of the gorgeous Navoi Theater, the story takes place in and around Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, as a Japanese TV crew gathers footage.

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BRIGHT FUTURE – Review by Diane Carson

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a sly director, relating simple stories, part reality and part fantasy, with a straightforward approach, yet embedding astute social commentary in narrative details, He does this exceptionally well Bright Future set in present-day Tokyo by telling a meandering tale that reveals the many reasons for the central character’s aimlessness.

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