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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— Simon Cinéma (@ricziggy) July 19, 2021
— Ann-Marie (@cinemabooknerd) July 17, 2021
— Abishek (@Abishek44849770) July 17, 2021
— LETS TALK MOVIE (@LetstalkMovie_) July 16, 2021
— Spiritual Automaton (@Migueldlve) July 20, 2021
La belle noiseuse de Rivette
(puisque "Céline et Julie" est déjà pris) pic.twitter.com/D95JjeZCr5
— Gérard Cohen (@grardcohen) July 16, 2021
I have three on my list:
– A Brighter Summer Day
– 1900 (Novecento)
– Lawrence of Arabia pic.twitter.com/7FOP8I45t9
— Carman Yan 殷有志 (@carman_yan) July 17, 2021
Céline et Julie vont en bateau pic.twitter.com/Yk3BlFnri7
— Roy_Batty (@Roger_TarragoB) July 17, 2021
Heaven's Gate by Michael Cimino (1980), an under appreciated western epic film running at 5 hours and 25 minutes.
— Altartist (@Altartist1) July 17, 2021
Until the End of the World, 1991, Wenders pic.twitter.com/dtN39cBby2
— RossMan Digital Collection (@DigitalRossman) July 16, 2021
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 1975), 3hrs 23mins pic.twitter.com/02xRCOlFZz
— Dale Edwin Wittig (@ArteBarrato) July 16, 2021