Journey to the Shore
Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu,
The secret wounds of a marriage unfold gently but surely as a shy piano teacher embarks on a mythic journey with her husband, returned from the dead. As their quest takes them on visits to several couples who have similarly fraught relationships, they are able to unburden themselves in scenes of remarkable emotional weight. Kurosawa is one of the great makers of contemporary adult ghost stories, and this is among his best.