They Say Nothing Stays the Same
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Joe Odagiri
Cast: Akira Emoto, Ririka Kawashima, Nijir Murakami, Masatoshi Nagase, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Y Aoi
Genres: Drama, Greg's List
Distributor: Film Movement
In the debut directorial feature by actor Joe Odagiri, 'They Say Nothing Stays the Same' follows an old ferryman in a remote Meiji-era community. His life is a peaceful, cyclical existence, given meaning by the essential role he plays in transporting people, livestock and goods across the water, connecting villages and lives. When news arrives that a bridge is being built, it's clear that his life will change.
"It's a dreamy, unexpectedly rigorous debut that...ends with an emotional bang." -Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter