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Journey to the Shore 12 rating

The living and the dead coexist in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cannes-winning meditation on love and loss.

Drama 2015 128 mins

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Overview

Mizuki’s husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner.

Starring two of Japan’s biggest actors, Tadanobu Asano and Eri Fukatsu, Kurosawa’s film is a beautifully shot love story that challenges our usual conceptions of life, death and half-life. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Director award in Cannes, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey to the Shore confirms the director’s place as a contemporary auteur.