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
Berlinale (Best Film, Encounters) , NYFF
The Land Demands Your Effort, Cinemascope