THE WORKS AND DAYS
“An utterly confident, magisterial effort that will stand the test of time [and] a salute to the possibilities provided by cinema, a celebration of life.” (Cinema Scope), The Works and Days is an eight-hour 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. It is a film that takes the time to spend time and hear people out.