Journey to the Shore :- Watch Journey to the Shore on Youtube on Fire, A piano teacher goes on a second honeymoon of sorts with her missing husband when he returns as a ghost in “Journey to the Shore,” Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s competent return to human drama in the vein of “Tokyo Sonata,” albeit with a spiritual dimension. Traversing East Japan from small towns to remote hamlets, the film’s winding, episodic form ultimately conveys a blindingly obvious message, but the way in which its motley characters work through feelings of loss, regret and acceptance have a hushed, timorous sentiment that’s uniquely Japanese. Fans of Kurosawa’s earlier psycho-thrillers may desire more eeriness and visual panache, but those who’ve accepted the helmer’s conscious change of tune and pace should be gently touched. Films about the deceased returning to comfort their beloved or to take care of unfinished business have many Western exemplars, such as “Ghost” or “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” However, it’s more than just a creative conceit in Japanese culture, rooted as it is in Buddhist and Shinto beliefs that nature and all living beings are renewable in different forms. Films invoking this spirit abound, from Akihiko Shiota’s “Yomigaeri” to Nobuhiro Obayashi’s time-slip fantasies. Adapted from a novel by Kazumi Yumoto, an author better known for her children’s and adolescent fiction, “Journey to the Shore,” according to Kurosawa, concerns a spiritual reinterpretation of mitoru — the Japanese custom of watching over the terminally ill until they pass away, similar to a hospice service.
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Release: 30 September 2015 (France)
IMDB Rating : 6.5/10
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars : Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu