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
Two couples work together in a factory, and each have an only son born on the same day. The two boys grow up as best friends, but a tragic event shatters...
CHINA | 180 minutes | 2019
While filming Human, Anastasia Mikovia and Yann Arthus-Bertrand recorded footage of women around the world. That is where Woman began – an ambitious film...
FRANCE | 104 minutes | 2019
Shtip, January 19. Once a year, male swimmers compete to get their hands on a cross thrown in the water by a priest. But this year, Petrunya manages to...
NORTH MACEDONIA, BELGIUM, SLOVENIA, FRANCE | 100 minutes | 2019
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