A Far Shore directed by Masaaki Kuno will premiere at the Crystal Globe Competition of the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which will take place from July 1 – 9, 2022.
Aoi has dropped out from high school to give birth to a baby son with Masaya two years ago. They were born and live in Okinawa, a Southern island of Japan. To make ends meet, Aoi works as a night-club hostess, as Masaya loses his job and cannot deal with the family’s responsibilities. Their immaturity and dependence aggravate the relationship with continuous fights leading to a social downfall. Aoi’s bond to her son sets her on a path to find solutions. (Alpha Violet)
About the director:
Masaaki KUDO was born in 1983 in Kyoto, Japan. He has worked as assistant director to several well-know Japanese directors, such as Sion SONO, Yoshimitsu MORITA, Yojiro TAKITA, Isshin INUDO, Isao YUKISADA, Shinji HIGUCHI, and gained wide experiences in diverse films from the classic period to sci-fi fantasy. His first feature, I’M CRAZY received the Netpac Award at Bucheon International Fantastic FF in 2018. His second film, UNPRECENTED premiered at Tallinn Black Nights FF in 2021. A FAR SHORE is Masaaki KUDO third feature film. It was developped for long years in cooperation with Okinawa.
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