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

Werke und Tage (der Tayoko Shiojiri im Shiotanibecken)
“The first rule in farming is that you are never to hope for an easy way. The land demands your effort.” The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), the second feature from directors C.W. Winter and Anders Edström, is an eight-hour fiction 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. A film-as-adaptive-landscape. A georgic in five books featuring a performance by Tayoko Shiojiri that binds fiction and actual bereavement into a heartbreaking indeterminability. The film will be screened in its entirety with three intermissions.
by C.W. Winter, Anders Edström
with Tayoko Shiojiri, Hiroharu Shikata, Ryo Kase, Mai Edström, Kaoru Iwahana
USA / Sweden / Japan / United Kingdom 2020 Japanese,  English,  Swedish,  Subtitles: English 480’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Tayoko Shiojiri (Tayoko)
  • Hiroharu Shikata (Hiroharu)
  • Ryo Kase (Ryo Sasaki)
  • Mai Edström (Mai)
  • Kaoru Iwahana (Junji)
  • Jun Tsunoda (Kagawa)
  • Masahiro Motoki (Neighbor)

Crew

DirectorsC.W. Winter, Anders Edström
ScreenplayC.W. Winter, Diary entries by Tayoko Shiojiri
CinematographyAnders Edström
EditingC.W. Winter
Sound DesignRob Walker
SoundC.W. Winter
ProducersC.W. Winter, Anders Edström, Wang Yue
Executive ProducerC.W. Winter
Co-producersHelen Sara Jones, Naomi Wright
Co-productionSilver Salt Films, London

Produced by

General Asst.

Los Angeles, USA

Anders Edström

Stockholm, Sweden

Edström Office

Tokio, Japan

C.W. Winter

Born in Newport Beach, California, USA, he studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He has written articles for “Cinema Scope” and “Moving Image Source”. In February 2020, he completed his doctorate in art practice and theory at the University of Oxford. He has already co-directed The Anchorage with Anders Edström. The film won them both the Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente at Locarno.

Filmography

2009 The Anchorage 2020 The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (Werke und Tage (der Tayoko Shiojiri im Shiotanibecken))

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Anders Edström

Born in Frösö, Sweden. Since the early 1990s, his work has been exhibited at venues including the Musée d’art moderne and the Centre Pompidou in Paris as well as the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.

Filmography

2009 The Anchorage 2020 The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (Werke und Tage (der Tayoko Shiojiri im Shiotanibecken))

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Dates

Feb 27 11:30

CinemaxX 7

with intermissions

Ticket code 270083

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Feb 28 12:30

Cubix 6

with intermissions

Ticket code 281061

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

Mar 01 12:00

CinemaxX 5

with intermissions

Ticket code 010061

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