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The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

July 24 & July 25, 2021

The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

(Dir. C.W. Winter & Anders Edström, 2020)

Exclusive Los Angeles theatrical premiere!
C.W. Winter in person!


11:30 AM daily


12:00 PM daily


Lumiere Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211​

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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.

TRT: 480 min. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60-minute intermission over the course of each screening.

An utterly confident, magisterial effort that will stand the test of time.

- Mark Peranson, Cinema Scope

At once intimate and expansive. More than a film to watch, The Works and Days is a film that engulfs you.

- Erika Balsom, Artforum

The  best movie of the year. A tremendous cinematic pleasure. An  unforgettable picture and sound experience... A film that will remain in  the history of cinema.

- Agnès Wildenstein, La Internacional Cinéfila

A  masterpiece... Abolishes all relevance of a border between fiction and  documentary and makes us live a rare and overwhelming immersion in a  particular place, a secret world.

- Nicolas Bardot, La traversée du temps

A  verdant epic of agrarian labor and intimate moments... Certain films,  like certain landscapes, stay with you long after you leave them, and The Works and Days is one such film — a tender and unforgettable portrait of a community on the brink of extinction.

- Patrick Gamble, Kinoscope

(Available to download after screening date)

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