The cult Japanese director is back with a freewheeling, coming-of-age story starring former pop idol Atsuko Maeda as a travel show host whose outlook on life changes after a trip to Uzbekistan.
Yoko hosts a popular TV show that whisks her off to one exotic locale after another. The day comes when she and her crew are dispatched to Uzbekistan. Once in situ, however, she prefers to phone her boyfriend in Tokyo than do what she’s paid to do. Beneath Kurosawa’s sharp showbiz satire is an intimate drama about the loneliness of a professional globetrotter, with a moving performance from one-time Japanese pop sensation Atsuko Maeda as the quietly determined reporter.With the...
JAPAN, Uzbekistan, Qatar
| 120 minutes | 2019
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