Essay

Distant Traveler

By Amy Taubin

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films of isolation perfectly suit the mood of today, but To the Ends of the Earth, in which a young woman feels lost in a faraway land, brings less doom to the usual reality-fantasy mix.

Past Screening

To the Ends of the Earth

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

In this brilliant mix of black comedy, drama, and adventure-imbued showbiz satire, a travel-show host finds herself adrift in Tashkent, on a journey from displacement to self-discovery.

Last available Dec 17 2020

Past Screening

Creepy

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kurosawa returned to his J-horror roots for this twisty film about an ex-detective (Hidetoshi Nishijima), who, one year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer, moves with his wife into a new house with a seriously strange new neighbor...

Last available Dec 10 2020

Past Screening

Bright Future

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

This quietly apocalyptic tale of alienated twentysomethings follows a man entrusted with the care of an imprisoned friend’s jellyfish—which slips through his fingers into a canal, where it begins reproducing in massive numbers, menacing the entire city.

Last available Dec 10 2020