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The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

USA / Sweden / Japan / UK  – 2020 – 480 minutes (4 parts)

The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) is an extraordinary eight-hour fiction feature shot for a total of 27 weeks, over a period of 14 months, in a village of 47 inhabitants in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is a geographic description of the work and non-work of a farmer. A portrait, over five seasons, of a family, of a terrain, of a soundscape, and of duration itself. It is a film that takes the time to spend time and hear people out, with a performance by Tayoko Shiojiri that binds fiction and actual bereavement into a heartbreaking indeterminability.

  • Directors /Réalisateurs

C.W. Winter, Anders Edström

  • Festivals

Berlinale (Best Film, Encounters) , NYFF

  • Quotes/Critques

The Land Demands Your Effort, Cinemascope

  •   Stills

 

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