Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (PG)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (PG)

1hr 40mins | English

Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible

Venice International Film Festival

Synopsis

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.

Some of his film score credits include Call Me By Your Name, The Revenant, The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence in which he also plays a role opposite David Bowie.

Reviews

★★★★★ “one of the great documentaries about the creative process ... immensely moving and inspiring ... and beautiful” The Telegraph

“a portrait of an artist that’s as powerful and necessary as the artist himself” IndieWire

"Ryuichi is for me a poet and a painter” The New York Times

“the fact that the man is a living freakin’ legend is undeniable ... we can't recommend it enough" Rolling Stone