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The Inland Sea

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Genres: Documentary
Director: Lucille Carra
Plot Synopsis:

In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan’s Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional way of life as well as his own journey of self-discovery. Twenty years later, filmmaker Lucille Carra undertook a parallel trip inspired by Richie’s by-then-classic book, capturing images of hushed beauty and meeting people who still carried on the fading customs that Richie had observed. Interspersed with surprising detours—a visit to a Frank Sinatra–loving monk, a leper colony, an ersatz temple of plywood and plaster—and woven together by Richie’s narration as well as a score by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu, The Inland Sea is an eye-opening voyage and a profound meditation on what it means to be a foreigner.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 13th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1991
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:56 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English/Japanese LPCM Stereo
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:New interview with director Lucille CarraNew conversation between filmmaker Paul Schrader and cultural critic Ian Buruma on author Donald RichieInterview with Richie from 1991PLUS: An essay by scholar Arturo Silva