Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Director Stephen Nomura Schible

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 a cancer diagnosis, 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. Director Stephen Nomura Schible maps the evolution of Sakamoto’s music in the wake of political and personal turmoil.

 

 

 

 

 

The way Tarkovsky used the sound of water, not just water but also wind or footsteps, added rich auditory texture. He had a profound love and reverence for the sound of things.
–Ryuichi Sakamoto

 

 

 

 

 

As a film composer, Sakamoto has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has received three BAFTA nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) marked his debut as a film score composer and as an actor, and its main theme was adapted into the single Forbidden Colours which became an international hit. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor (1987), after which he continued earning accolades composing for films such as The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), and The Revenant (2015). In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France’s Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions. [Wikipedia]

The film releases summer 2018 in New York at Film Society of Lincoln Center and then roll across the U.S., later to be available on MUBI in September.

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible / TIFF
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