The Works and Days

The Works and Days

The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), C.W. Winter, Anders Edström,  USA., Sweden, Japan, UK, 480'

“The first rule in farming is that you are never to hope for an easy way. The land demands your effort.” The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) is an eight-hour fiction shot for a total of twenty-seven weeks, over a period of fourteen months, in a village of forty-seven 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. A georgic in five books.