The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), dir. C.W. Winter & Anders Edström, USA / Sweden / Japan 2020, 480 min.
A unique opportunity to see one of the most anticipated films of 2020, now finally screening in the UK.
The immersive durational experience of a long-form work such as The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) not only requires the in-person conditions of being in the cinema, but also emphasizes the communal viewing experience. This eight-hour epic was shot over a fourteen-month period in a small, rural community in the Shiotani Basin, a short train ride from Kyoto. It is the second collaboration of C.W. Winter and Anders Edström, following on from their acclaimed debut The Anchorage.
It is a geographic look at the work and non-work of a farmer. A description, over five seasons, of a family, of a terrain, of a sound space, and of a passage of time. A georgic in five books.
More than a film to watch, The Works and Days is a film that engulfs you.
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Sun, 12 Sep 2021
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The Works and Days
is a single film with a 480-minute (8-hour) run time.
The film will be shown in its entirety with three intermissions: two 15-minute pauses at roughly 1/4 and 3/4 of the way through the film and a longer intermission at roughly halfway through.
This makes for a total viewing experience of roughly 9.5 hours, followed by a Q&A with C.W. Winter & Anders Edström.