Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible (Japan/USA, 2017, 102 min.). Digital. Japanese and English with English subtitles.
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of mortality leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.