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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

In cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 29 June 2018



“Ryuichi is for me a poet and a painter” Alejandro Iñárritu in The New York Times

“the fact that the man is a living freakin’ legend is undeniable" Rolling Stone

“one of the great documentaries about the creative process” The Telegraph

“a portrait of an artist that’s nearly as powerful and necessary as the artist himself” IndieWire

"a gracefully moving portrait of the legendary composer" Vulture

Director's Statement

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over 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 cancer, his haunting awareness of life crisis leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

Some of his film score credits include Call Me By Your Name, The Revenant, The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence in which he also plays a role opposite David Bowie. 

Stephen Nomura Schible

U K / E I R E   R E L E A S E   D A T E  :  29 June 2018


UK PREMIERE including a post-screening Q&A with Sakamoto

22 June 2018, 18:00
BFI Southbank - Book Tickets Here


  • Curzon Bloomsbury - See Listing and Book Tickets Here
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
  • Regent Street Cinema, London
  • HOME Manchester
  • Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
  • Irish Film Institute, Dublin