NINE DAYS

Transcendence
Director: Edson Oda 2020 124 Minutes Ages 15+
NINE DAYS Mon 05 Oct
08:00pm 124mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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NINE DAYS Tue 06 Oct
03:15pm 124mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
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NINE DAYS Sat 10 Oct
07:00pm 124mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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How long is long enough? Edson Oda’s stand-out directorial debut is a poetic investigation into the meaning of life and the kaleidoscopic possibilities it offers.

In an evocative space where the fates are decided, enigmatic Will (Winston Duke) spends his days monitoring the lives of his designated charges living on earth. When one is tragically killed, he begins the process of auditioning new candidates for the position as they arrive at his isolated abode to vie for the opportunity to be born. Interviewing each dispassionately over nine days, Will is shaken out of his repetitious daze when candidate Emma (Zazie Beetz), refuses to be processed as another administrative task. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Japanese-Brazilian director Edson Oda’s intriguing and ambitious metaphysical drama considers the unimaginable odds of being born and what it means when we succeed.

Nine Days held its world premiere debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where writer director Edson Oda received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:USA
Language:English
Director:Edson Oda
Producer:Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Matthew Linder, Laura Tunstall, Datari Turner
Cast:Bill Skarsgård, Zazie Beetz, Winston Duke
Script:Edson Oda
Program strand:Transcendence
Rights:Sony Picture Classics