Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

2023 / 103' / Japan / In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles / Black and White

★ A gift to the world from the famous Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto

★ Directed by Ryuichi Sakamoto's son, Neo Sora

★ 20 classic compositions that best connect Ryuichi Sakamoto's musical journey

“Ars longa, vita brevis” – art is long, life is short.

This is one of Japanese music icon Ryuichi Sakamoto’s favorite quotes, and the message that he leaves for viewers at the end of his final concert film, shot before he succumbed to cancer in March 2023. Consisting of only Sakamoto and his piano, Opus features the final live performances of 20 songs that Sakamoto meticulously curated to encapsulate his distinguished 40-year career. Director Neo Sora captures the maestro’s final gift to his fans in stark black-and-white, creating a moving celebration of Sakamoto’s music and an elegy that is intimate and wistful. Opus is more than just essential viewing for fans; it’s a solemn and poetic musical experience that must be seen in a cinema.

Director: Neo Sora

About the Director

Neo Sora is a filmmaker, artist, and translator living in Tokyo and New York. Neo has directed, shot, and produced short narrative films, documentaries, music videos, fashion spots, and a concert film. In 2015, Neo 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. In 2017, Neo participated in Talents Tokyo 2017 as director. His newest short film, The Chicken, an adaptation of a short story by Naoya Shiga premiered at Locarno International Film Festival 2020 and has subsequently played at New York Film Festival 2020 among others.

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The Cinematheque・Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão which is a narrow and romantic bystreet branching off the famous World Heritage Site "Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral" (the "St. Paul's Cathedral Site") in the Historic Centre of Macau. A three-storey building equipped with ticket office, screening room, control room, film information room and exhibition space.
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