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Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Inland Sea (Blu-ray)

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    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.

    FILM INFO
    • Lucille Carra
    • United States
    • 1991
    • 56 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.66:1
    • English, Japanese
    • Spine #988

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Hiro Narita, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview with director Lucille Carra
    • New conversation between filmmaker Paul Schrader and cultural critic Ian Buruma on author Donald Richie
    • Interview with Richie from 1991
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by scholar Arturo Silva
    New cover by Tatsuro Kiuchi


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