:Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
USA/Japan, 2018, 100 min
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer. The evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following cancer, his haunting awareness of life crisis leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
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- Festivals And Awards
Stephen grew up in Tokyo and studied film at NYU. After serving as an assistant director to documentarian Kazuo Hara (Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On), he worked as a producer’s rep for Japanese films such as Shinji Aoyama’s Eureka and Naomi Kawase’s Firefly, and oversaw international
co-productions such as H-Story by Nobuhiro Suwa. He was one of the producers for Sofia Coppola’s Oscar winning Lost in Translation, and was responsible for all Japanese aspects of the production.
La Biennale di Venezia 2017. Tribeca 2018. IndieLisboa 2018. Stockholm FF 2018. SIFF Seattle 2018. Sydney FF 2018. DocHouse Bertha 2018.
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