06-24 November 2019

THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

ある船頭の話

Spotlight on Japan
Joe Odagiri

Japan

2019 / 137’ / Hawaii Premiere / Japanese

THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

Renowned Japanese actor Joe Odagiri makes his directorial debut—with the help of legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle—in this poetic tale of connection, change, and loss. Toichi (Akira Emoto) is an elderly boatman for a small mountain village, ferrying villagers across the river daily so they may reach a larger town on the other side.

Toichi’s life is simple and meager, but he is content. However as plans for a walking bridge come to fruition, Toichi finds his way of life becoming imminently obsolete. In the midst of grappling with this change, one day he finds a young girl (Ririka Kawashima) floating in the river. The girl, however, may be an omen for something darker on the horizon.

“With its languid pace, sumptuous visuals and mournful depiction of a traditional way of life on the verge of extinction, this period drama harks back not just to an earlier Japan, but to an earlier era of Japanese filmmaking” (JAPAN TIMES).

-Adrian Alarilla

Screenings
Saturday 16 17:00 - 19:22Regal Dole Cannery 9 add
Sunday 17 13:15 - 15:37Regal Dole Cannery 9 add
DirectorJoe Odagiri.
CastAkira Emoto, Ririka Kawashima, Nijiro Murakami, Masatoshi Nagase and Haruomi Hosono.
CinematographerChristopher Doyle.

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