The Works and Days

The Works and Days

USA / Sweden / Japan / UK / 2020 / 480 minutes (4 parts)

The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) is an extraordinary eight-hour fiction 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, 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, with a performance by Tayoko Shiojiri that binds fiction and actual bereavement into a heartbreaking indeterminability.

  • Director

    C.W. Winter, Anders Edström

  • Producer

    C.W. Winter
    Anders Edström
    Wang Yue

  • Cast

    Tayoko Shiojiri
    Hiroharu Shikata
    Ryo Kase
    Mai Edström
    Kaoru Iwahana

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