The Inland Sea

Edition no. 988

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Travel Film Company
Directed by: Lucille Carra
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.

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9
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