Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus - Rewire Festival • Filmhuis Denhaag Filmhuis Denhaag

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Ryuichi Sakamoto's Opus - Rewire Festival

A celebration of an artist's life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus is the definitive swan song of the beloved maestro.

no dialog | no subtitles

This screening is a partnership with Rewire.

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.

Intimately filmed in a space he knew well, surrounded by his most trusted collaborators, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time that he can present his art. 

About Rewire

Rewire is an annual international festival for adventurous music. Across four days from 4 - 7 April 2024, Rewire will return to The Hague with its thirteenth festival edition, bringing together a wide range of musical and interdisciplinary performances, specially commissioned works, club nights, installations, talks, screenings, and more. For more info on line-up and tickets: https://rewirefestival.nl.

Regisseur Neo Sora
Land US
Taal Japans
Ondertiteling Geen
Speelduur 103 min