Dir Stephen Schible
Courtesy of Modern Films
Schible’s accomplished documentary provides us with a unique insight into the life experiences and creative journeys undergone by musical genius Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant, The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence). As a musician, composer, actor, writer and activist, Sakamoto has made his mark on the international stage and here at a time when he is at his most vulnerable (having been diagnosed with cancer), we learn about his current thoughts and accompany him on a journey to the site of the Fukishima nuclear disaster, which has fuelled his long-term campaigning spirit. This is a graceful, intimate study of a Japanese icon.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) on sale Wed 23 May to BFI Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.