Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, Dir. Stephen Nomura Schible, Japan/USA, 2017, 102 mins, Japanese and English with English subtitles
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 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a battle with 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 Sakomoto’s film score credits include Call Me By Your Name, The Revenant, The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.
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