On today’s daily NYFF61 podcast, director Neo Sora discusses Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus, a Spotlight selection in this year’s festival, with NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim. 

As a final gift to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s legions of fans, filmmaker Sora (Sakamoto’s son) has constructed a gorgeous elegy starring Sakamoto himself in one of his final performances, an intimate, melancholy, and achingly beautiful one-man show recorded in late 2022 at NHK Studio in Tokyo. A Janus Films release.

Listen to the Q&A with Sora as he discusses the personal nature of the film, the logistics of recording live music, and Sakamoto’s relationship with cinema. Don’t forget to subscribe here for more filmmaker conversations.