They Say Nothing Stays the Same
ODAGIRI Joe オダギリ ジョー
ある船頭の話
Aru sendō no hanashi

© 2019 "They Say Nothing Stays the Same" Film Partners
Japan
2019
137
Colour
English
subtitles

Boatman Toichi silently paddles his ferry across the river. He lives in a modest cabin along the riverside, where a bridge is being built. The stillness of Toichi’s life is balanced by the constant movement of the river itself. And just like the river, society keeps moving on. An exquisitely shot meditation on the impact of changing times. A visual tour de force by cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

Bootsman Toichi, die in een kleine hut langs de rivier woont, peddelt gestaag zijn veerpont over de rivier. Een brug wordt in de buurt gebouwd. De stilte van Toichi’s leven is in evenwicht met de constante beweging van de rivier zelf. En net als die rivier blijft de maatschappij altijd in beweging. Een exquis gefilmde meditatie over de impact van veranderende tijden. Een visuele tour de force van cameraman Christopher Doyle.

ODAGIRI Joe オダギリジョー was born in Tsuyama, Japan. He was accepted by Kochi University, but turned it down for an opportunity to study in the United States. He had originally intended to study film directing at California State University in Fresno, but mistakes in the application process landed him in acting classes. As an actor, he has worked with industry luminaries such as KITAMURA Ryûhei, SAI Yōichi, SONO Sion, SUZUKI Seijun, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, YAMASHITA Nobuhiro and LOU Ye. They Say Nothing Stays the Same is Odagiri’s directorial debut.

2019 – They Say Nothing Stays the Same ある船頭の話