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They Say Nothing Stays the Same – Film
March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Friday / March 10, 2023 / 7:00pm
Japanese with English subtitles. 137 minutes. Directed by Joe Odagiri. 2019.
Featuring an array of Japan’s top stars, this film follows Toichi (Akira Emoto), an aging ferryman in a remote Meiji-era community. His peaceful, cyclical existence is given meaning by the essential role he plays in transporting people, livestock and goods across the water.
When news arrives that a bridge is being built upstream, Toichi finds his life transformed in the name of progress. The sudden arrival of a young girl brings one more dimension to his life. This film has been lauded as having “stunning visuals and a stellar cast,” by The Japan Times.