'Sea of Trees' Starring Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe Gets A Japanese Trailer

By Matt O'Bryant

Director Gus Van Sant's latest Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe, premiered last year at Cannes Film Festival, to dismal critical reception to say the least, with rumors of the film even being booed by critics during and after the film's screening. Now originally, I was very interested in checking this film out, for the simple fact that acclaimed auteur director Gus Van Sant was teaming up with McConaughey just seemed like an awesome idea. But, perhaps it wasn't mean to be since the film still has yet to receive any official US release date and/or an official US trailer. If the reports about the Booing from critics at last years Cannes Film Festicial are true? I have a bigger question to ask? How bad does a film have to be, if some of the most prestigious and well respected film critics and industry insiders in the world, Boo your film after a screening? Check out the trailer below and sound off in the comments with your thoughts, thanks.

Check out the Japanese trailer below:

Here's the official synopsis via Cannes:

It’s love and loss that lead Arthur Brennan, across the world to Japan’s Aokigahara, a mysterious dense forest known as The Sea of Trees lapping the foothills of Japan’s Mount Fuji – a place where people go to contemplate life and death. Arthur enters the depths of the forest and loses himself beyond the guiding ribbons threaded through the trees by many before him. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who also appears to have lost his way. Unable to leave Takumi behind, Arthur invests all of his remaining energy into saving Takumi and returning him to safety. The two men embark on a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur’s will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife.

Sea of Trees does not have an official US release date.