Home from the Sea (film)

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Home from the Sea
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Screenplay byYoji Yamada
Akira Miyazaki
Starring Hisashi Igawa
Chieko Baisho
Chishū Ryū
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • October 1972 (1972-10)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

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. [1] [2] 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. [3]

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Reception

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. [4]

The film was reviewed by the British Federation of Film Societies. [5] In the journal Film Criticism, it was stated that the film "is virtually a companion piece to The Family." [6]

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References

  1. Alexander Jacoby (10 February 2013). A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors: From the Silent Era to the Present Day. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 2011–. ISBN   978-1-61172-531-5. Home From The Sea (Kokyô, 1972) was a drama about life in the island communities of the Inland Sea; Yamada focused with subtle poignancy on the problems of poverty, depopulation, and unemployment.
  2. "Home from the sea". Shochiku production company. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  3. Bingham, Adam (June 23, 2015). Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN   9780748683765 via Google Books.
  4. "Commemorating 40 Years, Director Yoji Yamada Curates Screenings From the World's Longest Running Film Series". www.japansociety.org.
  5. "Film". British Federation of Film Societies. April 16, 1973 via Google Books.
  6. Nolletti, Arthur (1985). ""A Distant Cry from Spring" and the Structures of Yoji Yamada". Film Criticism. 9 (3): 9–22. JSTOR   44019014.