A New York Times Critic’s Pick, C.W. Winter and Anders Edström’s eight-hour film, The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), is an immersion unlike any other. The opus follows Tayoko Shiojiri, a vegetable farmer who works and cares for her ailing husband in a small village north of Kyoto, Japan. and explores a rural way of life that is fading into the past. Now playing in our theaters—in full—through Thursday, the NYFF58 Currents selection is a “necessity of the theatrical experience,” said Film Comment. In honor of the film opening for a week, we asked the FLC community for their favorite films over three hours long.

The selections ranged from classics like Béla Tarr’s Sátántangó and Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles to contemporary favorites like Mariano Llinás’ La Flor and Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still. Explore the wide range of responses below and view all of the films on our Letterboxd!

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