|Home from the Sea|
|Directed by||Yoji Yamada|
|Screenplay by||Yoji Yamada |
|Starring|| Hisashi Igawa |
Home from the Sea (故郷, Furusato) is a 1972 Japanese drama film directed by Yoji Yamada and co-written by Yamada and Akira Miyazaki. Set on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, the film follows the struggles of Seichi and Minko, a couple making a living by transporting rocks by boat and dumping them at construction sites. The film addresses their precarious livelihood and vanishing way of life.
In 1973 Hisashi Igawa received the Best Actor Award at the Kinema Junpo Awards, for his role in the film.[ citation needed ]
The Japan Society describes it as one of Yamada's seminal films.
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