Busan Film Review: ‘To the Ends of the Earth’

Busan Film Review: ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ “To the Ends of the Earth,” the story of a young Japanese journalist’s experiences in Uzbekistan filming a report for a Japanese TV travel show, was originally commissioned to celebrate 25 years of ...

Toronto: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Earth’ Adds China Sales Deal

Toronto: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Earth’ Adds China Sales Deal “To the Ends of the Earth,” directed by Japan’s Kiyoshi Kurosawa has added a handful of international distribution deals. The Uzbekistan-set drama had festival premieres in recent weeks in Locarno and ...

Locarno Review: Atsuko Maeda Shines in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘To the Ends of the Earth’

TV reporter Yoko sits with a member of her crew in the breakfast room of Tashkent’s Uzbekistan Hotel. She’s miles away from her native Tokyo turf, on an assignment that shipped her all the way to the ...

Film Review: Mori, the Artist’s Habitat (2018) by Shûichi Okita

It is always a joyful event whenever a new film by director Shûichi Okita is released; you can count on it, you know you will get a gift of beauty and laugh. His latest work, “Mori, the Artist’s ...

Film Review: Lying to Mom (2018) by Katsumi Nojiri

A death by suicide is one of the hardest things to process as it sums the excruciating pain of losing someone dear, to the guilt and regret of not having done enough to stop it. Someone may think a ...

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Earth’ Lands in France With Eurozoom (Exclusive)

French distributor Eurozoom has acquired local rights for “To The Ends Of The Earth,” the new film by Japanese directing icon Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Following a deal struck on the eve of the Cannes Film ...

Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith Revealed in Minamata

Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith Revealed in Minamata Minamata began shooting in January of this year, with Johnny Depp set to play famed War photographer W. Eugene Smith. At the time, we were given a look at Depp in character just as the production was ...

Cannes First Look: Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata' (Exclusive)

Cannes First Look: Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata' (Exclusive) Johnny Depp is joined by Japanese actress Minami (Battle Royale) in this exclusive still from Minamata. The drama – being directed by Andrew Levitas – sees Depp as acclaimed war photographer W. ...

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Earth’ Picked up by Free Stone

Indie sales house, Free Stone Productions has picked up sales rights on “To The Ends Of The Earth,” the new film by Japanese directing icon Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Starring Atsuko Maeda, Ryo Kase, and ...

Film Review: Bright Future (2003) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

“I’ve always had lots of dreams when I sleep. The dreams have always been about the future.” In 2002, the hype for Japanese horror films was declining rapidly, as the sequels to series like “Ring” or ...

Julianne Moore finds love amidst terror in trailer for ‘Bel Canto’

The new trailer for Paul Weitz’s ‘Bel Canto’ has been released. The film is based on Ann Patchett’s award-winning, best-selling novel. Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis of 1996–1997 in ...

FilMart: Johnny Depp to Reveal U.S. Photographer’s Japanese Redemption in ‘Minamata’

The sleepy Japanese town of Minamata was the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters when it was poisoned by mercury in the 1970s. It was also the setting for a groundbreaking ...

Film Review: Mori, the Artist’s Habitat (2018) by Shuichi Okita

It is always a joyful event whenever a new film by director Shûichi Okita is released; you can count on it, you know you will get a gift of beauty and laugh. His latest work, “Mori, the Artist’s ...

First Look Image Of Johnny Depp As War Photographer W. Eugene Smith In ‘Minamata’

The very first image of Johnny Depp as war photographer W. Eugene Smith has been revealed as production officially kicks off on the forthcoming feature Minamata. It has also been revealed that Bill ...

First Look Photo Of Johnny Depp As War Photographer W. Eugene Smith From Minamata

Principal Photography has begun on Minamata, directed by filmmaker, writer, and acclaimed artist Andrew Levitas and starring three-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp as ...

First look at Johnny Depp as W. Eugene Smith as filming begins on Minamata

Hanway Films has announced that filming has begun on Minamata, director Andrew Levitas’ upcoming thriller which stars Johnny Depp as celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith. To mark the start of ...

First Look at Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in ‘Minamata’

First Look at Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in ‘Minamata’ Bill Nighy has joined the cast of “Minamata,” Andrew Levitas’ movie about W. Eugene Smith and the first image of Johnny Depp as the celebrated war photographer has been released. Minami Hinase ...

First look at Johnny Depp as war photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata'

First look at Johnny Depp as war photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata' Bill Nighy joins film’s cast. Principal photography is underway on Minamata, which stars Johnny Depp as celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Bill Nighy has joined the cast of the film, which ...

First Look At Johnny Depp As Photographer W. Eugene Smith In ‘Minamata’; Bill Nighy Joins Cast

First Look At Johnny Depp As Photographer W. Eugene Smith In ‘Minamata’; Bill Nighy Joins Cast Principal photography has begun on Andrew Levitas-directed feature Minamata starring Johnny Depp as celebrated U.S. photographer W. Eugene Smith. The production has released a first look at Depp. ...

First Look at Johnny Depp in Minamata as Shooting Begins

First Look at Johnny Depp in Minamata as Shooting Begins Principal Photography has begun on Minamata, directed by filmmaker, writer, and acclaimed artist Andrew Levitas and starring three-time Academy Award&#174 nominee and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp ...

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