This summer, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York hosted the U.S. theatrical premiere of the latest MUBI Release, Stephen Nomura Schible's documentary, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, about the acclaimed Japanese composer. At the Film Society, Sakamoto was invited for an in-depth conversation about his work following a screening of the film at the Walter Reade Theater. The discussion was conducted by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who collaborated with Sakamoto on the score for her feature debut, Women without Men (2009). We thank the Film Society for recording the conversation and sharing it with us.
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