Journey To The Shore

“[Has] an emotional force that edges in like an afternoon shadow… meaningfully beautiful and moving – New York Times

Years after her husband’s death, the still-grieving Mizuki is visited by the shade of her lost love, Yusuke (Tadanobu Asano). Granted a few more weeks together, the two embark on a supernatural pilgrimage across Japan, visiting the haunted people and places that Yusuke has called upon during his journey to the afterlife.

One-time legend of Japanese horror Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata) continues his turn towards the gentle and philosophical in Journey to the Shore. Drenched in melancholic atmosphere, Kurosawa’s film – winning the Directing award at this year’s Cannes Un Certain Regard section – is a profoundly romantic rumination on what it means to have both loved and lost.