Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

UK Premiere - Friday 22 June 2018 at BFI Southbank, London
Special Preview - Saturday 23 June 2018 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
In cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 29 June 2018

               

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“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 ... we can't recommend it enough" Rolling Stone

"[Sakamoto] inspired the sound of hip-hop, electro and techno ... the Japanese composer [has] won an Oscar® and worked with many of the greats, including David Bowie" The Guardian

“one of the great documentaries about the creative process ... immensely moving and inspiring ... and beautiful” 5 stars, The Telegraph

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

"a gracefully moving portrait of the legendary composer" Vulture

"Oscar®-winning Japanese composer, synth-pop pioneer and electronica experimentalist... socially engaged activist... speaks with the eloquence of a poet and the knowledge of a craftman" The Hollywood Reporter

 

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

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

VISIT CODA'S UK WEBSITE

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

22 June 2018, 18:00
BFI Southbank - SOLD OUT!

SPECIAL PREVIEW presented by Ryuichi Sakamoto and director Stephen Nomura Schible

23 June 2018, 18:20
ICA London -  See Details Here

SPECIAL SCREENING as part of the APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

5 July 2018, 18:30
Curzon Bloomsbury, Bertha Dochouse - Book Tickets Here

UK OPENING SITES include:

  • Curzon Bloomsbury - See Listing and Book Tickets Here
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
  • Picturehouse Central, London
  • Barbican Centre, London
  • Ritzy CInema, Brixton
  • Crouch End Picturehouse
  • Hackney Picturehouse
  • Depot Cinema, Lewes
  • Komedia, Brighton
  • Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
  • Cinema City, Norwich
  • HOME Manchester
  • Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
  • Irish Film Institute, Dublin

OTHER SCREENINGS include:

  • 6 July - Regent Street Cinema, London
  • 6, 7 & 8 July - Glasgow Film Theatre
  • 9 July - The Capitol, Horsham, West Sussex
  • 11 July - The Cube Microplex, Bristol
  • 17 July - Derby Quad