Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

(Japan/USA/2017—directed by Stephen Nomura Schible) 

One of the most influential and important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to award-winning film composer (The Last Emperor, The Revenant, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence), the evolution of his music has coincided with the trajectory of his remarkable life journeys.

Following the disaster at Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his awareness of crisis leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda balances artistry and humanity to achieve a uniquely harmonious experience. Venice and Tribeca Film Festivals. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. (100 mins.) 

“***** One of the great documentaries about the creative process.”  -Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (London) 

 

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