Ryuichi Sakamoto: CodaDocumentaries
Forced to contemplate his mortality, Academy Award-winning composer and activist Ryuichi Sakamoto undertakes a new project that may prove to be the defining statement of his musical legacy.
Opening with a visit to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Sakamoto finds a water-ravaged piano in a disused school, extracting a ghost-like melody from the swollen instrument. It is a discovery that slowly resonates throughout this sparse and closely observed film portrait as an unexpected diagnosis of throat cancer compels Sakamoto to reconsider his contribution to music after four decades amid crises both environmental and personal.
|Country:||Japan and USA|
|Language:||English and Japanese, with English subtitles|
|Director:||Stephen Nomura Schible|
|Producer:||Eric Nyari, Yoshiko Hashimoto|
|Rights:||Hi Gloss Entertainment|