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Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus (No dialogue)
Fernand-Seguin screening room
March 29th - April 4th, 2024
102 min
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus
Directed by
Neo Sora
No dialogue
102 min
Documentary, music

On March 28th, 2023, legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away after his struggle against cancer. In the years leading up to his death, Sakamoto could no longer perform live. Single concerts, not to mention sprawling global tours, were too taxing. Despite this, in late 2022, Sakamoto mustered all of his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano.

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period, to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores, to music from his meditative final album, 12. A celebration of an artist's life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus is the definitive swan song of the beloved maestro.

Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

Neo Sora

Neo Sora is a filmmaker, artist, and translator living in Tokyo and New York. He graduated from Philosophy and Film Studies at Wesleyan University. As a filmmaker, he directed, shot, and produced short narrative films, documentaries, music videos, fashion spots, and concert films. In 2015, he shot and co-directed an ethnographic documentary and art project entitled Ainu Neno An Ainu, along with artist collective Lunch Bee House, which he is a part of. His short film, The Chicken (2020) premiered at Locarno International Film Festival and has subsequently played at New York Film Festival among others. Recently, Filmmaker Magazine has named Neo one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His first feature film, Earthquake, is currently in post-production.



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