Archive of films Far Shore / Tooi tokoro
An unadorned perspective on impoverished life in Okinawa. 17-year-old Aoi works as a nightclub hostess in order to earn rent money and to provide for her little boy and his lazy father, who has no qualms about hitting his wife. Yet how dark does reality have to get before it stifles the rays of hope that filter through?
An unadorned perspective on impoverished life in Okinawa, an island in southern Japan whose modern history was tainted by the bloody battle for the Pacific. 17-year-old Aoi works as a nightclub hostess in order to earn rent money and to provide for her little boy. She also supports her lazy husband Masaya, who has no qualms about giving her a few slaps, particularly after he loses his job. What chance does this young family have to scrape their way out of the social mire, where they were driven by poverty and the imprudence of youth? How dark does reality have to get before it stifles the rays of hope that filter through? An intimate story that presents a less glitzy picture of Japan than is customary, demonstrating that social inequality impacts all corners of the globe.
About the director
Masaaki Kudo (1983, Kyoto, Japan). Filmography: I’m Crazy (2017), Unprecedented (2021), A Far Shore (Tooi tokoro, 2022).
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Screenplay:||Masaaki Kudo, Mami Suzuki|
|Dir. of Photography:||Takayuki Sugimura|
|Editor:||Chen Shih Ting, Masaaki Kudo|
|Art Director:||Ran Kobayashi|
|Coproduction:||THE FOOL Inc.|
|Cast:||Kotone Hanase, Yumemi Ishida|