Contrasting visions of world cinema
JAPAN | 137 minutes | 2019
Toichi, a kindly and helpful old man, earns a modest living by ferrying the villagers back and forth across the water. His life flows placidly by until the day he encounters a young girl with a shady past. Japanese actor Joe Odagiri presents his first feature, an ode to devotion and austerity. It’s a refreshingly candid work that maximizes the impact of its breathtaking settings, thanks in no small part to the keen eye of legendary DOP Christopher Doyle, whose credits include dozens of well-known Asian productions.NORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREWith the support of the Japan Foundation TorontoWith 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"They Say Nothing Stays the Same stands as a strong, pensive debut. Christopher Doyle’s impeccable, classical lensing fits thematically, with its lack of flash, giving the film a suitable timeless aura." ICS Films
Venice Days - Venice Film Festival
2009 Looking for the Cherry Blossoms (middle-length film)2019 They Say Nothing Stays the Same
After being turned down for a job in the American porn industry, a penniless young woman decides to head home to Russia on foot. Her seemingly crazy...
AUSTRIA | 128 minutes | 2019
A group of young women are thrown into the enchanting yet dangerous world of a reality show, where they are forced to live in a dollhouse-themed set and...
GREAT BRITAIN | 86 minutes | 2018
The lives of twenty-something Pete and Sasha revolve around orgies and any random substance in a Russia where dancing to EDM in a club could get them...
RUSSIA | 98 minutes | 2019
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